What does contemplation mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contemplation.

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

  4. Origin: [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. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Contemplation in no way obliges us to understand.

  2. Randolph Bourne:

    Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.

  3. Jacob Bronowski:

    The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

  4. Midge Dector:

    Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence So sweet is zealous contemplation.

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Translations for contemplation

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

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