med·​i·​ta·​tion ˌme-də-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce meditation (audio)
: a discourse intended to express its author's reflections or to guide others in contemplation
: the act or process of meditating
the meditation out of which this novel has comeGranville Hicks

Examples of meditation in a Sentence

She spent the morning in meditation. Daily meditation helps clear his mind.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of meditation was in the 13th century

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“Meditation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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med·​i·​ta·​tion ˌmed-ə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce meditation (audio)
: the act or an instance of meditating

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