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noun. mental behavior wherein ideas, pictures, cognitive symbolizations, or other hypothetical components of thought are experienced or manipulated. In this sense, thinking is inclusive of imagining, recalling, solving problems, free association, daydreaming, concept formation, and a variety of other procedures.

THINKING: "Thinking has been considered by some to possess two distinguishing traits: (i) covertness and (ii) it's symbolic."

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