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contemplation

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.təmˈpleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.t̬əm-/
serious and quiet thought for a period of time: She was staring out over the lake, lost in contemplation. The nuns have an hour for silent contemplation every morning.
contemplative
adjective uk   /kənˈtem.plə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
Her mood was calm and contemplative.
contemplatively
adverb uk   /kənˈtem.plə.tɪv.li/  us   /-t̬ɪv-/
Translations of “contemplation”
in Korean 심사숙고…
in Arabic تَأمُّل…
in Portuguese contemplação…
in Catalan reflexió…
in Japanese 熟慮…
in Italian contemplazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤算, 沈思,冥想…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘算, 沉思,冥想…
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