mind-set

[mahynd-set]
noun
1.
an attitude, disposition, or mood.
2.
an intention or inclination.

Origin:
1925–30

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mind-set
 
n
the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter

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mindset
"habits of mind formed by previous experience," 1934, from mind (n.) + set (v.).
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mindset mind·set or mind-set (mīnd'sět')
n.

  1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.

  2. An inclination or a habit.

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  reign.
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  intellectual stimulation, visual pleasure and fellowship.
Before discussing these resources in more detail, let's make sure that you
  begin the negotiating process with the right mindset.
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