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meditation

noun uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed: prayer and meditation She practises meditation. [C or U] serious thought or study, or the product of this activity: Let us spend a few moments in quiet meditation. I left him deep in meditation. The book is a meditation on the morality of art.
meditative
adjective uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.tə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ formal
Translations of “meditation”
in Korean 명상…
in Arabic تَأمّل…
in Portuguese meditação…
in Catalan meditació…
in Japanese めい想…
in Italian meditazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沉思,冥想, 沉思,深思…
in Chinese (Simplified) 默念,冥想, 沉思,深思…
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