1. [ noun ] (psychology) continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
Synonyms: speculation

"the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"

Related terms: contemplation chew_over
2. [ noun ] (psychology) a calm lengthy intent consideration
Synonyms: reflection contemplation musing rumination thoughtfulness reflexion
Related terms: consideration retrospect cogitation omphaloskepsis introspection chew_over contemplate study
3. [ noun ] (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
Related terms: contemplation religion
Similar spelling:   meditative