Definition of meditation in English:


Line breaks: medi|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /mɛdɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or practice of meditating: a life of meditation
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    • We learn yoga and meditation but the practice slips away when you are caught up with work.
    • So you can use the practices of yoga and meditation to find and establish your own way.
    • Practice yoga, meditation or have a massage to help relieve tension and anxiety
    contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, speculation
    rare cerebration
  • 1.1 [count noun] A written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject: this is not a mythopoetic meditation on manhood, it’s a historical study
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    • The writing, like much of Taylor's writing in the meditations, would be conventional if it were not so odd.
    • It's that that makes the final poem in the meditations, written when he was eighty-one, so moving.
    • Discussions will include meditations on what mark a city leaves on a film after its been shot on location, and vice versa.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin meditatio(n-), from meditari (see meditate).

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