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Definitions of meditation

  1. (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Thought; - without regard to kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of thinking long and deeply; deep, long-continued thought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of meditating: deep thought: serious contemplation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Deep thought; continued reflection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Meditative. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The act of meditating; reflection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of meditating; close or continued thought. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Close and deep thought; a series of thoughts occasioned by any subject; continued serious thought. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for meditation

  1. Margery's case gave him more food for meditation – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  2. That conception wouldn't have been found in men's minds at first; it would have been the result of later crude meditation upon the fact. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
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