Thought encompasses a “goal oriented flow of ideas and associations that leads to a reality-oriented conclusion.” Although thinking is an activity of an existential value for humans, there is no consensus as to how it is defined or understood.
Because thought underlies many human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, artificial intelligence, biology, sociology and
Thinking allows humans to make sense of, interpret, represent or model the world they experience, and to make predictions about that world. It is therefore helpful to an organism with needs, objectives, and desires as it makes plans or otherwise attempts to accomplish those goals.
alternative form of thwart
Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.
The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.
A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
imp. & p. p. of Think.
The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
Meditation; serious consideration.
That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.
Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better.
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about;
"it was not a good idea"
"the thought never entered my mind"
the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully);
"thinking always made him frown"
"she paused for thought"
the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual;
"19th century thought"
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;
"my opinion differs from yours"
"what are your thoughts on Haiti?"