Definitions for contemplationˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tem•pla•tionˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-(n.)

  1. the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation.

  2. full or deep consideration; meditation; reflection:

    religious contemplation.

  3. purpose or intention.

  4. prospect or expectation.

Origin of contemplation:

1175–1225; ME < AF < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplation(noun)

    a long and thoughtful observation

  2. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

Wiktionary

  1. contemplation(Noun)

    The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.

  2. contemplation(Noun)

    Holy meditation.

  3. contemplation(Noun)

    The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemplation(noun)

    the act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study

  2. Contemplation(noun)

    holy meditation

  3. Contemplation(noun)

    the act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing

Freebase

  1. Contemplation

    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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