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English definition of “meditation”

meditation

noun     /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.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     /ˈmed.ɪ.tə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ adjective formal
(Definition of meditation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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