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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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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.
A few of the graver and more attentive warriors, who caught the gleams of anger that shot from the eyes of the young chief in passing, followed him to the place he had selected for his meditations.
Nevertheless, there was so far a good result of her meditations on Clifford's character, that, when her involuntary conjectures, together with the tendency of every strange circumstance to tell its own story, had gradually taught her the fact, it had no terrible effect upon her.
It was the subject of my meditations for many an hour, while pacing to and fro across my room, or traversing, with a hundredfold repetition, the long extent from the front door of the Custom-House to the side entrance, and back again.
and, on the present occasion, though pretty well aware of the shape her husband's meditations were taking, she very prudently forbore to meddle with them, only sat very quietly in her chair, and looked quite ready to hear her liege lord's intentions, when he should think proper to utter them.
I could not but smile to see how industriously they locked the door on my meditations, which followed them out again without let or hindrance, and they were really all that was dangerous.
Emma's pensive meditations, as she walked home, were not interrupted; but on entering the parlour, she found those who must rouse her.
Such violence of affliction indeed could not be supported for ever; it sunk within a few days into a calmer melancholy; but these employments, to which she daily recurred, her solitary walks and silent meditations, still produced occasional effusions of sorrow as lively as ever.
Isabella, absorbed in her meditations, or a book, remained till the door opened; and it was too late to attempt an escape, which she would gladly have done had it been practicable.
While I was debating whether I should follow him or not, my meditations were suddenly brought to an end by a loud call from the admiral.
Whether his meditations on mortality had touched his liver, or whether his general health had been previously at all amiss, or whether he desired to show a little attention to an eminent man, is not so much to the purpose, as that he made a short call upon his medical adviser--a distinguished surgeon--on his way back.
On going down in the morning, I found my aunt musing so profoundly over the breakfast table, with her elbow on the tray, that the contents of the urn had overflowed the teapot and were laying the whole table-cloth under water, when my entrance put her meditations to flight.