Definition of contemplation
1a : concentration on spiritual things as a form of private devotionb : a state of mystical awareness of God's being
2 : an act of considering with attention : study <made the decision after much contemplation>
3 : the act of regarding steadily <was lost in quiet contemplation of the scene>
Examples of contemplation in a sentence
contemplation of the meaning of life
He goes to the forest to spend time in contemplation of nature.
She was lost in quiet contemplation of the scene.
Origin and Etymology of contemplation
First Known Use: 13th century
CONTEMPLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contemplation for English Language Learners
: the act of thinking deeply about something
: the act of looking carefully at something
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