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Pronunciation:  `medi'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
  2. [n]  contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

MEDITATION is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: speculation
 See Also: contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Med`i*ta"tion\, n. [OE. meditacioun, F.
m['e]ditation, fr. L. meditatio.]
1. The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the
   turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious
   contemplation; reflection; musing.

         Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
         heart be acceptable in thy sight.     --Ps. xix. 14.

2. Thought; -- without regard to kind. [Obs.]

         With wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of
         love.                                 --Shak.

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