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Meditative Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    meditative adj : persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative]
Meditative Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Meditative \Med"i*ta*tive\, a. [L. meditativus: cf. F. m['e]ditatif.] Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as, a meditative man; a meditative mood. -- Med"i*ta*tive*ly, adv. -- Med"i*ta*tive*ness, n.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Meditative'


Meditation refers to any of a family of practices in which the practitioner trains his or her mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit.

Meditation is generally an internal, personal practice and done without any external involvement, except perhaps prayer beads to count prayers. Meditation often involves invoking or cultivating a feeling or internal state, such as compassion, or attending to a specific focal point. The term can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.

There are dozens or more specific styles of meditation practice. People may mean different things when they use the word, 'meditation'. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions, especially in monastic settings.

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  • Infidelity and Architecture Underpin the Meditative Isolde
    Richard Maxwell’s new play is about myth, memory, and a house that never gets built. Lighter and more sardonic than the playwright-director’s recent work (especially 2013’s densely poetic Neutral Hero ), Isolde , now playing at Abrons Arts Center, toys with th... Read more on this news related to 'Meditative'
  • Watch: Haunting, Meditative Trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Award-Winner 'Ida'
    Music Box Films has released a trailer for Pawel Palikowski's "Ida," which made its rounds on the festival circuit last year. Shot entirely in black and white, the film tells the story of a young woman named Anna. Orphaned as a child, Anna grew up in a convent and is preparing to become a nun. Before she can take her vows, however, she is told that s Read more on this news related to 'Meditative'
  • Opinion: Competitive Games Can Be Meditative
    Ever since I bought a discounted copy of FIFA 13 in late 2013, I have been playing it almost every day for the past six months, and recently I’ve been trying to figure out why. I’ve come up with an idea. Even though at times competitive games can lead to rage and frustration, they can also be meditative, because they require you to be in the moment for every s Read more on this news related to 'Meditative'

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