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.
The numerical value of contemplation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of contemplation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence So sweet is zealous contemplation.
Before his state deteriorated further, the decision was made with a heavy heart and much contemplation, to humanely euthanize our dear friend, Phevos.
The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.
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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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