Definition of meditation in English:

meditation

noun

  • 1The action or practice of meditating.

    ‘a life of meditation’
    • ‘There were no books or sources for other religious approaches, such as Eastern meditation or yoga.’
    • ‘These are normally only experienced just before falling asleep, or during deep meditation.’
    • ‘So you can use the practices of yoga and meditation to find and establish your own way.’
    • ‘Now he was committing to no drink, no drugs, vegetarianism and two hours' meditation every day.’
    • ‘I think it's possible to achieve any state with meditation, it just takes practice.’
    • ‘I personally had practised yoga and meditation and at times was quite dedicated.’
    • ‘They are urged to try breathing exercises or meditation, and to discuss the tragedy with others.’
    • ‘With that, Campbell was off for a hot bath, a spot of yoga, some stretching and a bit of meditation.’
    • ‘If you thought yoga was all about quiet reflection and meditation, this will change that.’
    • ‘For years I've included at least ten minutes or so of meditation in my daily practice.’
    • ‘We learn yoga and meditation but the practice slips away when you are caught up with work.’
    • ‘You enjoy silence and natural surroundings and heal yourself through meditation.’
    • ‘Practice yoga, meditation or have a massage to help relieve tension and anxiety’
    • ‘Chinese gardens typically included a building for scholarly contemplation and meditation.’
    • ‘Apart from meditation, I can't think of a better way to pull the plug and truly unwind.’
    • ‘When we practice meditation, we think and analyze more clearly and effectively.’
    • ‘It is not passion, though, which fuels the real highlights of this display, but quiet meditation.’
    • ‘I've experienced something very similar with guided meditation as part of a course.’
    • ‘It is good to have regular practice at something - meditation, at the very least.’
    • ‘If you don't have peace in your life, it might be time to give meditation a try.’
    contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, speculation
    cerebration
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    1. 1.1A written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.
      ‘his later letters are intense meditations on man's exploitation of his fellows’
      • ‘What follows is one of the most moving meditations on the value of a single life ever filmed.’
      • ‘This is evident from what we have of his written prayers and meditations.’
      • ‘Discussions will include meditations on what mark a city leaves on a film after its been shot on location, and vice versa.’
      • ‘They have essays and poems in this companion volume of poems, essays and meditations.’
      • ‘It's that that makes the final poem in the meditations, written when he was eighty-one, so moving.’
      • ‘Her unique view of the world is also evident in her meditations on fate.’
      • ‘The meditations on addiction, whether that comes in the form of cigarettes or serial murder, were very chilling indeed.’
      • ‘If he never recorded another thing, these meditations on death would be a good life's work.’
      • ‘The result is a series of distant, icy meditations on life and living; impossibly remote and unhealthily introspective.’
      • ‘The Prime Minister, for his part, relies to a large extent on the meditations of the Joint Intelligence Committee.’
      • ‘Two-thirds of the book is a set of meditations on the Easter appearances of Jesus.’
      • ‘The writing, like much of Taylor's writing in the meditations, would be conventional if it were not so odd.’
      • ‘They had been attending a festival event of talks, meditations and discussions in the city over Easter.’
      • ‘His books are also meditations on sadness, a fact more poignant when he says that his books are always about him.’
      • ‘The spiritual meditations included in this volume depart a bit from the usual church pieces.’
      • ‘There's a lot to be said on the film's meditations on memory and relationships and dealing with loss and such, but it's too late for me to delve into it.’
      • ‘The grandfather is dying and the novel consists essentially of the grandson's memories and meditations around this death.’
      • ‘Her meditations on the female body are sensitive and intimate and depart from the sexually explicit or confrontational.’
      • ‘Offering meditations on race and violence, the lyrics resonate as much as the atmospheric instrumentation.’
      • ‘It's a collection of prayers and meditations from across beliefs and religions.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin meditatio(n-), from meditari (see meditate).

Pronunciation:

meditation

/ˌmedəˈtāSH(ə)n/