What does meditation mean?

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ˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃənmed·i·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meditation, speculationnoun

    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. meditationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. meditationnoun

    A devotional exercise of, or leading to contemplation

  2. meditationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meditationnoun

    Etymology: meditation, Fr. meditatio, Latin.

    I left the meditations wherein I was, and spake to her in anger. 2 Esd. x. 5.

    Some thought and meditation are necessary; and a man may possibly be so stupid as not to have God in all his thoughts, or to say in his heart, there is none. Richard Bentley.

    His name was heavenly contemplation;
    Of God and goodness was his meditation. Fairy Qu. b. i.

    ’Tis most true,
    That musing meditation most affects
    The pensive secresy of desert cell. John Milton.

    Thy thoughts to nobler meditations give,
    And study how to die, not how to live. George Granville.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meditationnoun

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

  2. Meditationnoun

    thought; -- without regard to kind

  3. Etymology: [OE. meditacioun, F. mditation, fr. L. meditatio.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meditation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meditation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of meditation in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin W. Decker:

    Meditation is a sacred, ancient practice that people of all world traditions practice in some form or another.

  2. Jacquette Timmons:

    I think this can help people, not every meditation is going to bring you an 'A-ha moment,' but if you do it cumulatively, it will give you some clarity of mind.

  3. Francis Quarles:

    Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.

  4. Nadine Kaslow:

    If you can't sleep, it's better to get up and be productive, or do something relaxing than to be stressed out that you're not sleeping, relaxation training is really helpful. You can do meditation when you wake up, muscle relaxation, even sleep imagery, such as imagining yourself in a safe place that is quiet and calm.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    As meditation heals, celebration also heals. A day of dance and music can add a year to your life, celebrating in every condition will end all your strife. It's the attitude and the perspective of life which is healing in the first place, releasing all the antibodies for #happy feeling in your holy space. Have the time of life and heal your lifetime, let your celebration be maximized, to be on the top of your game and get MickeyMized.

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