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med·i·ta·tion

 (mĕd′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of meditating.
b. A devotional exercise of or leading to contemplation.
2. A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject.

med′i·ta′tion·al adj.

meditation

(ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of meditating; contemplation; reflection
2. contemplation of spiritual matters, esp as a religious practice

med•i•ta•tion

(ˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of meditating.
2. continued or extended thought; contemplation.
3. devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

Meditation


a form of religious meditation practiced by Eastern mystics who stare fixedly at their own navels to induce a mystical trance. Also called omphalism.
a survey of or meditation upon death.
the abbreviation for transcendental meditation, a form of contemplation in which the mind, released by the repetition of a mantra, becomes calm and creative.

meditation

Training one’s attention or awareness to bring mental processes under voluntary control, of which there are various types including Transcendental Meditation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meditation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse naturemeditation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
2.meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

meditation

noun reflection, thought, concentration, study, musing, pondering, contemplation, reverie, ruminating, rumination, cogitation, cerebration, a brown study Lost in meditation, he walked with slow steps along the shore.

meditation

noun
Translations
تَأَمُّلُتأمُّل، تَفْكير عَميق
meditacerozjímání
meditationmediterengrublen
mietiskely
meditacija
meditációelmélkedés
íhugun, hugleiîing
瞑想
명상
meditácia
meditation
การนั่งสมาธิ
thiền

meditation

[ˌmedɪˈteɪʃən] N (= thought) → meditación f, reflexión f; (spiritual) → meditación

meditation

[ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən] nméditation f
to be deep in meditation → être plongé(e) dans la méditation

meditation

nNachdenken nt; (Rel, Philos) → Meditation f; “A Meditation on Life”Betrachtungen über das Leben

meditation

[ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃn] nmeditazione f

meditate

(ˈmediteit) verb
1. to think deeply. He was meditating on his troubles.
2. to spend short, regular periods in deep (especially religious) thought. He meditates twice a day.
ˌmediˈtation noun
ˈmeditative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
thoughtful. a meditative mood.
ˈmeditatively adverb

meditation

تَأَمُّلُ meditace meditation Meditation διαλογισμός meditación mietiskely méditation meditacija meditazione 瞑想 명상 meditatie meditasjon medytacja meditação медитация meditation การนั่งสมาธิ meditasyon thiền 沉思

meditation

n meditación f
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The captain was made large amends for the unpleasant minutes which he passed in the conversation of his wife (and which were as few as he could contrive to make them), by the pleasant meditations he enjoyed when alone.
His meditations were of the most complex and diverse character.
But now there were twelve strokes to be sounded by the bell of the clock; and thus it happened, perhaps, that more of thought crept, with more of time, into the meditations of the thoughtful among those who revelled.
And, when Grandfather's meditations had grown very profound indeed, he fancied that he heard a sound over his head, as if somebody were preparing to speak.
Yet in religious meditations, there is sometimes mixture of vanity, and of superstition.
When his meditations had attained this satisfactory point, he became aware of his remaining boot, of which, with unimpaired solemnity he proceeded to divest himself; shaking his head with exceeding gravity all the time, and sighing deeply.
When he came to this point, he took a pinch of snuff; then beginning slowly to undress, he resumed his meditations, by saying with a smile:
I followed him on his meditations, and to discuss ethnological points also.
I am not sure that he would not have longed for the quarrelling again, if it had ceased for an entire week; and it is certain that an acquiescent, mild wife would have left his meditations comparatively jejune and barren of mystery.
Pontellier's mind was quite at rest concerning the present material needs of her children, and she could not see the use of anticipating and making winter night garments the subject of her summer meditations.
Sometimes, when he saw a huge bull taking his repose in a prairie, he would steal along a ravine, until close upon him; then rouse him from his meditations with a pebble, and take a shot at him as he started up.
But the Showman passed on, in maiden meditation, fancy free, and being joined soon afterward by the Bear, who was absently picking his teeth, it was inferred that they were not unacquainted.