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Definition of "rumination" [ru•mi•na•tion]

  • The act of pondering; meditation. (noun)
  • The act or process of chewing cud. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rumination" in a sentence
  • "Dwelling on the negative -- which we call "rumination" -- will only make you depressed."
  • "I guess the point of this little rumination is that your goal is not to “write right,” to write dutifully for an hour every day, to write the way the so-called experts – including me! — tell you is the proper way to write."
  • "Besides, this level of rumination is inviting the lock drop."