your opinion or ideas about something, or your attitude towards it:
The Administration's thinking changed as the war progressed.
Well, to my way of thinking (=in my opinion), they should have done that years ago.
He laughed and accused me of wishful thinking (=falsely believing that something will happen just because I want it to).
the rich countries' current thinking on aid
the thinking behind the company's new public relations campaign
when you think about something:
If it weren't for Jeff's quick thinking, Tillie could have been badly hurt.
I really needed to do some thinking.
clear/critical/analytical etc thinking (=a particular way of thinking about things)
to try to think seriously about a problem in order to solve it