meditation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “meditation” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
the ​act of giving ​yourattention to only one thing, either as a ​religiousactivity or as a way of ​becomingcalm and ​relaxed: prayer and meditation She ​practises meditation. [C or U] seriousthought or ​study, or the ​product of this ​activity: Let us ​spend a few ​moments inquiet meditation. I ​left him ​deep in meditation. The ​book is a meditation on the ​morality of ​art.
adjective uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.tə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ formal
(Definition of meditation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meditation”
in Arabic تَأمّل…
in Korean 명상…
in Portuguese meditação…
in Catalan meditació…
in Japanese めい想…
in Chinese (Simplified) 默念,冥想, 沉思,深思…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沉思,冥想, 沉思,深思…
in Italian meditazione…
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