Definition of thought pattern in English:

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thought pattern


1A habit of thinking in a particular way, using particular assumptions.
Example sentences
  • I'm not sure that I agree with everything in this book, but the author does have a knack for deconstructing the prevailing thought pattern and showing where it goes wrong.
  • It's a thought pattern that's a bit more than negative.
  • In a disordered thought pattern he believed it would be best to get arrested and go to a prison medical wing.
1.1A quality characterizing someone’s thought processes as expressed in language: thought patterns such as overgeneralization and illogicality
1.2 another term for thought form.
Example sentences
  • In a post-Puritan age, of course, the notion of trial and temptation has been transposed from its original religious setting into a moral thought pattern.
  • In practice this implied the adaptation of European practices and thought patterns to the cultural life of the people of Africa.
  • They understand the metaphors, the thought patterns of Christianity.

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Syllabification: thought pat·tern

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