- act of meditating; deep, continued thought
- solemn reflection on sacred matters as a devotional act
- [often pl.] oral or written material, as a sermon, based on meditation
- the practice of quieting the mind by focusing one's attention on one's regular breathing, on a mantra, etc., for the purpose of deepening one's spiritual awareness, reducing stress, etc.
Origin of meditationMiddle English meditacioun from Old French and L: Old French meditation from Classical Latin meditatio