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Definition of "contemplation" []

  • The act or state of contemplating. (noun)
  • Thoughtful observation or study. (noun)
  • Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion. (noun)
  • Intention or expectation: sought further information in contemplation of a career change. (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 "contemplation" in a sentence
  • "Thus we use the word contemplation so people might know we are talking about a totally different operating system, different software where the private self is not the center of attention and interpretation."
  • "There's what we call the contemplation of place in our spirituality. posted by pgenrestories at 2:00 PM"
  • "This kind of contemplation is to be distinguished from the more open, and more quiet, and more troubling introverted contemplation that Hartman describes."