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meditation: [med-i-tey-shuh n]

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noun

1. the act of meditating.

2. continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation.

Word Origin and History for meditation

c.1200, “contemplation; devout preoccupation; devotions, prayer,” from Old French meditacion “thought, reflection, study,” and directly from Latin meditationem (nominative meditatio) “a thinking over, meditation,” noun of action from past participle stem of meditari “to meditate, think over, reflect, consider,”

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