Reckoning vs Thinking - What's the difference?

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Reckoning is a related term of thinking.

As verbs the difference between reckoning and thinking

is that reckoning is while thinking is .

As nouns the difference between reckoning and thinking

is that reckoning is the action of calculating or estimating something while thinking is gerund of think.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of calculating or estimating something.
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  • *:When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  • (lb) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
  • *1817 , (Walter Scott), :
  • *:So saying, he called for a reckoning for the wine, and throwing down the price of the additional bottle which he had himself introduced, rose as if to take leave of us.
  • An opinion or judgement.
  • The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
  • Derived terms

    * dead reckoning




  • Gerund of think.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage= But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking —and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}

    Derived terms

    * critical thinking * thinking man * wishful thinking


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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking ; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}