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Abstract thought   /æbstrˈækt θɔt/   Listen
Abstract thought

Thinking that is coherent and logical.  Synonyms: logical thinking, reasoning.

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"Abstract thought" Quotes from Famous Books

... and concentration of it on a single work, is the normal and healthful condition of the human faculties, even for speculative uses. I believe that what is gained in special development by this concentration, is lost in the capacity of the mind for the other purposes of life; and even in abstract thought, it is my decided opinion that the mind does more by frequently returning to a difficult problem, than by sticking to it without interruption. For the purposes, at all events, of practice, from its highest to its humblest departments, the capacity of passing promptly ...
— The Subjection of Women • John Stuart Mill

Words linked to "Abstract thought" :   thought process, synthesis, regress, argumentation, conjecture, thought, anticipation, prevision, logical argument, illation, line, inference, reasoning backward, synthetic thinking, prediction, deduction, intellection, argument, mentation, thinking, line of reasoning, deductive reasoning, analysis, analytic thinking, ratiocination, cerebration

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