Definition of meditation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmedəˈtāSH(ə)n/


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, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, brown study, concentration;
formal cogitation
1.1A written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject: his later letters are intense meditations on man’s exploitation of his fellows
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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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Syllabification: med·i·ta·tion

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