thought process

the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

thinking always made him frown


she paused for thought

Syn: ↑thinking, ↑thought, ↑cerebration, ↑intellection, ↑mentation
Derivationally related forms: ↑cerebrate (for: ↑cerebration), ↑think (for: ↑thought), ↑think (for: ↑thinking)
Hypernyms: ↑higher cognitive process

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thought process noun
1. A train of thought
2. A manner of thinking
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Main Entry:thought

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thought process UK US noun [countable] [singular thought process plural thought processes]
the way in which your mind works, or the process of thinking about something
Thesaurus: ways of thinkingsynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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