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  • Def: Meditation 1. continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation; 2. devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection; 3. A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject; 4. continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature;

  • Origin: Origin: 1175–1225; < L meditātiōn- (s. of meditātiō) a thinking over (see meditate, -ion); r. ME meditacioun < AF < L, as above;

  • Synonyms: brainwork, cerebration, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, meditation, reflection, rumination, speculation. Unabridged