Definition of "meditation" []

  • The act or process of meditating. (noun)
  • A devotional exercise of or leading to contemplation. (noun)
  • A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject. (noun)
  • The act of meditating; contemplation; reflection (noun)

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  • Contemplation of spiritual matters, esp as a religious practice (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "meditation" in a sentence
  • "I do believe what you experienced in meditation is possible."
  • "The Vâkyakâra then propounds a pûrvapaksha (primâ facie view), 'Once he is to make the meditation, the matter enjoined by scripture being accomplished thereby, as in the case of the prayâjas and the like'; and then sums up against this in the words 'but (meditation) is established on account of the term meditation'; that means -- knowledge repeated more than once (i.e. meditation) is determined to be the means of Release."
  • "Part of the difficulty is that the word meditation means both the experience and the technique."