meditation

[ med-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of meditating.
continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation.
devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection.

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Origin of meditation

1175–1225; < Latin meditātiōn- (stem of meditātiō) a thinking over (see meditate, -ion); replacing Middle English meditacioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
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meditation
/ (ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of meditating; contemplation; reflection
contemplation of spiritual matters, esp as a religious practice
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