meditation

meditation
[[t]me̱dɪte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
meditations
1) N-UNCOUNT Meditation is the act of remaining in a silent and calm state for a period of time, as part of a religious training, or so that you are more able to deal with the problems of everyday life.

Many busy executives have begun to practice yoga and meditation.

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A meditation is a particular exercise that is used in meditation.

Having chosen a meditation it is important that you stick to that meditation for, at the very least, a fortnight.

2) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl Meditation is the act of thinking about something very carefully and deeply for a long time.

...the man, lost in meditation, walking with slow steps along the shore...

In his lonely meditations Antony had been forced to the conclusion that there had been rumours.

Syn:
contemplation
3) N-COUNT: usu N on/upon n A meditation on a particular subject is something such as a piece of writing or a speech which expresses deep thoughts about that subject.

In fact, the entire novel is a long meditation on child-bearing and mortality...

The title track is a pointed meditation on a continent gone wrong.


English dictionary. 2008.

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