Meaning of meditation in English:

meditation

Pronunciation /mɛdɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1The action or practice of meditating.

    ‘a life of meditation’
    • ‘We learn yoga and meditation but the practice slips away when you are caught up with work.’
    • ‘So you can use the practices of yoga and meditation to find and establish your own way.’
    • ‘Practice yoga, meditation or have a massage to help relieve tension and anxiety’
    • ‘It is good to have regular practice at something - meditation, at the very least.’
    • ‘When we practice meditation, we think and analyze more clearly and effectively.’
    • ‘For years I've included at least ten minutes or so of meditation in my daily practice.’
    • ‘I personally had practised yoga and meditation and at times was quite dedicated.’
    • ‘I've experienced something very similar with guided meditation as part of a course.’
    • ‘I think it's possible to achieve any state with meditation, it just takes practice.’
    • ‘Chinese gardens typically included a building for scholarly contemplation and meditation.’
    • ‘You enjoy silence and natural surroundings and heal yourself through meditation.’
    • ‘It is not passion, though, which fuels the real highlights of this display, but quiet meditation.’
    • ‘If you don't have peace in your life, it might be time to give meditation a try.’
    • ‘There were no books or sources for other religious approaches, such as Eastern meditation or yoga.’
    • ‘Now he was committing to no drink, no drugs, vegetarianism and two hours' meditation every day.’
    • ‘These are normally only experienced just before falling asleep, or during deep meditation.’
    • ‘They are urged to try breathing exercises or meditation, and to discuss the tragedy with others.’
    • ‘With that, Campbell was off for a hot bath, a spot of yoga, some stretching and a bit of meditation.’
    • ‘Apart from meditation, I can't think of a better way to pull the plug and truly unwind.’
    • ‘If you thought yoga was all about quiet reflection and meditation, this will change that.’
    contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, speculation
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    1. 1.1count noun A written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.
      ‘this is not a mythopoetic meditation on manhood, it's a historical study’
      • ‘The writing, like much of Taylor's writing in the meditations, would be conventional if it were not so odd.’
      • ‘It's that that makes the final poem in the meditations, written when he was eighty-one, so moving.’
      • ‘Discussions will include meditations on what mark a city leaves on a film after its been shot on location, and vice versa.’
      • ‘This is evident from what we have of his written prayers and meditations.’
      • ‘It's a collection of prayers and meditations from across beliefs and religions.’
      • ‘They have essays and poems in this companion volume of poems, essays and meditations.’
      • ‘His books are also meditations on sadness, a fact more poignant when he says that his books are always about him.’
      • ‘The spiritual meditations included in this volume depart a bit from the usual church pieces.’
      • ‘If he never recorded another thing, these meditations on death would be a good life's work.’
      • ‘The result is a series of distant, icy meditations on life and living; impossibly remote and unhealthily introspective.’
      • ‘Offering meditations on race and violence, the lyrics resonate as much as the atmospheric instrumentation.’
      • ‘There's a lot to be said on the film's meditations on memory and relationships and dealing with loss and such, but it's too late for me to delve into it.’
      • ‘The grandfather is dying and the novel consists essentially of the grandson's memories and meditations around this death.’
      • ‘The meditations on addiction, whether that comes in the form of cigarettes or serial murder, were very chilling indeed.’
      • ‘The Prime Minister, for his part, relies to a large extent on the meditations of the Joint Intelligence Committee.’
      • ‘Her unique view of the world is also evident in her meditations on fate.’
      • ‘They had been attending a festival event of talks, meditations and discussions in the city over Easter.’
      • ‘What follows is one of the most moving meditations on the value of a single life ever filmed.’
      • ‘Two-thirds of the book is a set of meditations on the Easter appearances of Jesus.’
      • ‘Her meditations on the female body are sensitive and intimate and depart from the sexually explicit or confrontational.’

Origin

Middle English from Old French, from Latin meditatio(n-), from meditari (see meditate).