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contemplation

[ kon-tuhm-pley-shuhn, -tem- ]
/ ˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm- /
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noun
the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation.
full or deep consideration; reflection: religious contemplation.
purpose or intention.
prospect or expectation.
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Origin of contemplation

1175–1225; <Latin contemplātiōn- (stem of contemplātiō); see contemplate, -ion; replacing Middle English contemplaci(o)un<Anglo-French <Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM contemplation

pre·con·tem·pla·tion, nounre·con·tem·pla·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contemplation

contemplation
/ (ˌkɒntɛmˈpleɪʃən, -təm-) /

noun
thoughtful or long consideration or observation
spiritual meditation esp (in Christian religious practice) concentration of the mind and soul upon GodCompare meditation
purpose or intention
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