a practical, scientific, etc. turn of mind
a (kind of) turn of mind
A particular way of considering, thinking about, or approaching things in one's life. My dad always had a very pragmatic turn of mind, so everything he did had to be weighed against how it would benefit him and the family. With the release of his new non-fiction book about international policy, the star athlete has been revealing a surprisingly intellectual turn of mind.
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a practical, scientific, etc. turn of ˈminda practical, scientific, etc. way of thinking about things: He’s got a very practical turn of mind. He can fix anything.
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