HyperDic: contemplation

English > 2 senses of the word contemplation:
NOUNactcontemplationa long and thoughtful observation
cognitioncontemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulnessa calm, lengthy, intent consideration
contemplation > pronunciation
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English > contemplation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA long and thoughtful observation.
BroaderstareA fixed look with eyes open wide
Verbscontemplatelook at thoughtfully
English > contemplation: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA calm, lengthy, intent consideration.
Synonymsreflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
Narrowercogitation, studyattentive consideration and meditation / meditation
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examinationThe contemplation of your own thoughts and desires / desires / desires and conduct
meditation, speculationcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditation(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
retrospectcontemplation of things past
BroaderconsiderationThe process of giving careful thought to something
Spanishcavilación, consideración, contemplación, ensimismamiento, especulación, meditación, pensamiento, ponderación, reflexión
Catalancavil·lació, especulació, meditació, pensament, reflexió
Verbscontemplatethink intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
contemplatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
contemplateconsider as a possibility
contemplatelook at thoughtfully

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