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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.
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meditation

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

Training one’s attention or awareness to bring mental processes under voluntary control, of which there are various types including Transcendental Meditation.
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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"
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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.
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meditation

noun
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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
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meditation

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

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

[ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃn] nmeditazione f
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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
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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
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meditation

n meditación f
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References in classic literature ?
"What, you don't know?" and Seryozha, leaning on his elbows, sank into deep meditation.
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.
The lion's head fixed its eyes thoughtfully upon the fire, and the whole chair assumed an aspect of deep meditation. Finally it beckoned to Grandfather with its elbow, and made a step sideways towards him, as if it had a very important secret to communicate.
It was not until he had quite exhausted his several subjects of meditation, and had breathed into the flute the whole sentiment of the purl down to its very dregs, and had nearly maddened the people of the house, and at both the next doors, and over the way--that he shut up the music-book, extinguished the candle, and finding himself greatly lightened and relieved in his mind, turned round and fell asleep.
There was great food for meditation in this letter, and chiefly for unpleasant meditation; and yet, with all the uneasiness it supplied, it connected her with the absent, it told her of people and things about whom she had never felt so much curiosity as now, and she would have been glad to have been sure of such a letter every week.
The doctor gloomily recognized what trifling success he had obtained from his manoeuvre, and was relapsing into deep meditation, when he heard Joe exclaim, in tones of most intense astonishment:
She was the woman above all others to be loved, to be worshiped, but herself remained in "maiden meditation fancy-free." The memory of those brilliant days stayed with the poet-child.
Sir John, fastening the doors behind him, went back to his dressing-room, and sat down once again before the fire, at which he gazed for a long time, in earnest meditation.
Godfrey Cass begged to provide one, and asked Eppie to choose what it should be, previous meditation had enabled her to give a decided answer at once.
I spent long hours in the Louvre, the most friendly of all galleries and the most convenient for meditation; or idled on the quays, fingering second-hand books that I never meant to buy.
He begged in the dawn, set blankets for the lama's meditation, held the weary head on his lap through the noonday heats, fanning away the flies till his wrists ached, begged again in the evenings, and rubbed the lama's feet, who rewarded him with promise of Freedom - today, tomorrow, or, at furthest, the next day.
Glegg had an unusual amount of mental activity, which, when disengaged from the wool business, naturally made itself a pathway in other directions.) And his second subject of meditation was the "contrairiness" of the female mind, as typically exhibited in Mrs.