Meaning of “contemplation” in the English Dictionary

"contemplation" in British English

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contemplationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɒn.təmˈpleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.t̬əmˈpleɪ.ʃən/
contemplative
adjective uk /kənˈtem.plə.tɪv/ us /kənˈtem.plə.t̬ɪv/

Her mood was calm and contemplative.
contemplatively
adverb uk /kənˈtem.plə.tɪv.li/ us /kənˈtem.plə.t̬ɪv.li/

(Definition of “contemplation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)