HyperDic: abstract_thought

English > 1 sense of the expression abstract thought:
NOUNcognitionabstract thought, reasoning, logical thinkingthinking that is coherent and logical
English > abstract thought: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThinking that is coherent and logical.
Synonymsreasoning, logical thinking
Narroweranalysis, analytic thinkingThe abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, lineA course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood
conjecturereasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesisreasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
inference, illationThe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
prediction, anticipation, previsionThe act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
ratiocinationlogical and methodical reasoning
regress, reasoning backwardThe reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
synthesis, synthetic thinkingThe combination of ideas into a complex whole / whole
Broaderthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully

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