What does contemplation mean?

Definitions for contemplation
ˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-con·tem·pla·tion

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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

    Etymology: [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]

  2. Contemplation(noun)

    holy meditation

    Etymology: [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]

  3. Contemplation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemplation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemplation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of contemplation in a Sentence

  1. Fran Lebowitz:

    If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture, and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

  3. Teresa of Ávila:

    Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey. At the first call of the will, they come back more and more quickly. At last, after countless exercises, of this kind, God disposes them to a state of utter rest and of perfect contemplation.

  4. Franois Auguste Ren Rodin:

    Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Contemplation in no way obliges us to understand.

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Translations for contemplation

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  • تفكُّرArabic
  • очакване, съзерцание, размишлениеBulgarian
  • meditace, rozjímáníCzech
  • KontemplationGerman
  • تفکرPersian
  • tutkiskelu, suunnittelu, mietiskelyFinnish
  • contemplationFrench
  • चिंतनHindi
  • ಚಿಂತನೆKannada
  • bespiegeling, overweging, beschouwingDutch
  • kontemplacjaPolish
  • благочестивые размышления, медитация, размышление, предвкушение, созерцание, раздумьеRussian
  • sozercanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • غور کرنا۔Urdu
  • 沉思Chinese

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