Definition of critical thinking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

critical thinking

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkrɪtɪkl ˈθɪŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɪtɪkl ˈθɪŋkɪŋ//
 
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the process of analysing information in an objective way, in order to make a judgement about it The school encourages critical thinking and problem solving. Critical thinking skills enable students to evaluate information.