meditation

noun med·i·ta·tion \ ˌme-də-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of meditation

1 : a discourse intended to express its author's reflections or to guide others in contemplation
2 : the act or process of meditating
  • the meditation out of which this novel has come
  • —Granville Hicks

Examples of meditation in a Sentence

  1. She spent the morning in meditation.

  2. Daily meditation helps clear his mind.

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First Known Use of meditation

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MEDITATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of meditation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of spending time in quiet thought : the act or process of meditating

  • : an expression of a person's thoughts on something


MEDITATION Defined for Kids

meditation

noun med·i·ta·tion \ ˌme-də-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of meditation for Students

: the act or an instance of planning or thinking quietly


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