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Meaning of CONTEMPLATION

Pronunciation:  `kântum'pleyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long and thoughtful observation
  2. [n]  a calm lengthy intent consideration
 

CONTEMPLATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness
 
 See Also: cogitation, consideration, introspection, meditation, omphaloskepsis, retrospect, self-contemplation, self-examination, speculation, stare, study

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tem*pla"tion\, n. [F. contemplation, L.
contemplatio.]
1. The act of the mind in considering with attention;
   continued attention of the mind to a particular subject;
   meditation; musing; study.

         In contemplation of created things, By steps we may
         ascend to God.                        --Milton.

         Contemplation is keeping the idea which is brought
         into the mind for some time actually in view.
                                               --Locke.

2. Holy meditation. [Obs.]

         To live in prayer and contemplation.  --Shak.

3. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen;
   expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

         In contemplation of returning at an early date, he
         left.                                 --Reid.

{To have in contemplation}, to inted or purpose, or to have
   under consideration.

 
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