Definitions for contemplationˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-
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a long and thoughtful observation
contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)
a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.
the act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study
the act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing
Origin: [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]
Contemplation means "to admire something and think about it." The word contemplation comes from the Latin word contemplatio. Its root is also that of the Latin word templum, a piece of ground consecrated for the taking of auspices, or a building for worship, derived either from Proto-Indo-European base *tem- "to cut", and so a "place reserved or cut out" or from the Proto-Indo-European base *temp- "to stretch", and thus referring to a cleared space in front of an altar. The Latin word contemplatio was used to translate the Greek word θεωρία. In a religious sense, contemplation is usually a type of prayer or meditation.
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- очакване, съзерцание, размишлениеBulgarian
- meditace, rozjímáníCzech
- tutkiskelu, suunnittelu, mietiskelyFinnish
- bespiegeling, overweging, beschouwingDutch
- благочестивые размышления, медитация, размышление, предвкушение, созерцание, раздумьеRussian
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