'Contemplation' definitions:

Definition of 'contemplation'

From: WordNet
A long and thoughtful observation
A calm, lengthy, intent consideration [syn: contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness]

Definition of 'Contemplation'

  • Contemplation \Con`tem*pla"tion\, n. [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.]
  • 1. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study. [1913 Webster]
  • In contemplation of created things, By steps we may ascend to God. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • Contemplation is keeping the idea which is brought into the mind for some time actually in view. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Holy meditation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • To live in prayer and contemplation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing. [1913 Webster]
  • In contemplation of returning at an early date, he left. --Reid. [1913 Webster]
  • To have in contemplation, to inted or purpose, or to have under consideration. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'contemplation'

From: Moby Thesaurus