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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or state of contemplating.
  • n. Thoughtful observation or study.
  • n. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
  • n. Intention or expectation: sought further information in contemplation of a career change.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
  • n. Holy meditation.
  • n. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
  • n. Holy meditation.
  • n. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of looking attentively or steadfastly at anything.
  • n. The act of holding an idea continuously before the mind; mental vision; the thinking long of anything in a somewhat passive way.
  • n. Continued or steadfast thinking in general, without reference to a particular object; musing; reverie.
  • n. Religious meditation.
  • n. The act of intending, purposing, or considering, with a view to carrying into effect; expectation with intention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long and thoughtful observation
  • n. a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

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