Definitions for meditationˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

med•i•ta•tionˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of meditating.

  2. continued or extended thought; contemplation.

  3. devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of meditation:

1175–1225; ME (< AF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meditation, speculation(noun)

    continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

    "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"

  2. meditation(noun)

    (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

Wiktionary

  1. meditation(Noun)

    A devotional exercise of, or leading to contemplation

  2. meditation(Noun)

    A contemplative discourse, often on a religious or philosophical subject.

  3. Origin: From meditatio, from meditatus, the past participle of meditari, itself from med-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meditation(noun)

    the act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing

  2. Meditation(noun)

    thought; -- without regard to kind

Freebase

  1. Meditation

    Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration single-pointed analysis, meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way - for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of the training.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Meditation

    A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)


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