school of thought

noun
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Derivationally related forms: ↑philosophical (for: ↑philosophy), ↑philosopher (for: ↑philosophy), ↑doctrinal (for: ↑doctrine), ↑indoctrinate (for: ↑doctrine)
Hypernyms: ↑belief
Hyponyms:
nuclear deterrence, ↑Kabbalism, ↑Cabalism, ↑abolitionism, ↑absolutism, ↑amoralism, ↑animalism, ↑animism, ↑antiestablishmentarianism, ↑antiestablishmentism, ↑asceticism, ↑contextualism, ↑creationism, ↑creed, ↑credo, ↑divine right, ↑divine right of kings, ↑dogma, ↑dualism, ↑dynamism, ↑epicureanism, ↑establishmentarianism, ↑establishmentism, ↑ethicism, ↑expansionism, ↑formalism, ↑functionalism, ↑Girondism, ↑gospel, ↑gymnosophy, ↑imitation, ↑individualism, ↑laissez faire, ↑internationalism, ↑unilateralism, ↑irredentism, ↑irridentism, ↑literalism, ↑majority rule, ↑democracy, ↑monism, ↑multiculturalism, ↑nationalism, ↑nihilism, ↑pacifism, ↑pacificism, ↑passivism, ↑pluralism, ↑populism, ↑presentism, ↑rationalism, ↑freethinking, ↑reformism, ↑humanism, ↑secular humanism, ↑humanitarianism, ↑egalitarianism, ↑equalitarianism, ↑feminism, ↑reincarnationism, ↑secessionism, ↑secularism, ↑phenomenology, ↑philosophical doctrine, ↑philosophical theory, ↑states' rights, ↑teaching, ↑precept, ↑commandment, ↑theological doctrine, ↑utilitarianism, ↑descriptivism, ↑prescriptivism, ↑religious doctrine, ↑church doctrine, ↑millennium

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: a group sharing a common point of view in respect to some matter

belongs to the liberal school of thought

also : a point of view recognized as held but not necessarily accepted

there are two schools of thought about this question

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school of thought UK US noun [countable] [singular school of thought plural schools of thought]
a way of thinking about a particular subject or idea that is shared by a group of people

There are at least three schools of thought on that subject.

Thesaurus: ways of thinkingsynonym

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a particular way of thinking, typically one disputed by the speaker

a school of thought that calls into question the constitutional foundations of this country


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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