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English definition of “meditation”

meditation

noun uk   /ˌmed.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
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.Meditation, religious chanting and spiritual statesThinking and contemplating [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.Thinking and contemplating
meditative
adjective uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.tə.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/ formal
(Definition of meditation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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