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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

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

  2. meditationnoun

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

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

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

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

  2. Meditationnoun

    thought; -- without regard to kind

    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. Amit Ray:

    Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Bird leaves the land to enjoy the freedom; man leaves his thoughts to enjoy the silence. Meditation is man’s flying to the land of silence.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    In the quite stillness of meditation reality reveals itself. This is where the ultimate answers are found. They are found in supreme consciousness. They are within. We have knowledge of it because we are part of it. We are individualized units of it. The answers are found by waking up. Spiritual consciousness is experience and understanding of our true essence. We are pure conscious energy. God consciousness is experience and understanding of God. God is the supreme pure conscious energy. Ultimately, we are one.

  4. 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.

  5. Purvi Raniga:

    Meditation practice brings perfect balance between our thoughts and actions in life. This balance makes our life journey joyful and content.

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