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thought

(Concept), noun belief, conception, credo, creed, hint, idea, insight, notion, opinion, perspective, point, proposal, rationale, suggestion, tenet, view

thought

(Concern), noun attentiveness, care, impression, philosophy, reaction, regard, sentiment, thoughtfulness

thought

(Thinking), noun absorption, abstraction, application, apprehension, association of ideas, belief, cerebration, cogitation, concept, conception, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, fancy, introversion, meditation, mental process, perspective, ratiocination, reason, recollection, remark, retrospection, reverie, rumination, speculation, study, suggestion, theory, view
See also: apprehension, belief, concept, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, heed, idea, item, notice, notion, opinion, perception, perspective, point, proposal, ratiocination, reason, remark, suggestion, theory

THOUGHT. The operation of the mind. No one can be punished for his mere thoughts however wicked they may be. Human laws cannot reach them, first, because they are unknown; and, secondly, unless made manifest by some action, they are not injurious to any one; but when they manifest themselves, then the act, which is the consequence, may be punished. Dig. 50 16, 225.

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The occurrence of the content of a thought constitutes the occurrence of the thought.
Speaking in popular and unphilosophical terms, we may say that the content of a thought is supposed to be something in your head when you think the thought, while the object is usually something in the outer world.
Realists, on the other hand, as a rule, suppress the content, and maintain that a thought consists either of act and object alone, or of object alone.