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contemplation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌkäntəmˈplāSHən/,
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contemplations, plural;
  1. The action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time
    • - the road is too busy for leisurely contemplation of the scenery
  2. Deep reflective thought
    • - he would retire to his room for study or contemplation
  3. The state of being thought about or planned

  4. Religious meditation

  5. (in Christian spirituality) A form of prayer or meditation in which a person seeks to pass beyond mental images and concepts to a direct experience of the divine


  1. a long and thoughtful observation
  2. a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
  3. (contemplate) look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
  4. (contemplate) consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
  5. (contemplate) study: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
  6. (contemplate) chew over: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
  7. The word contemplation comes from the Latin root templum (from Greek temnein: to cut or divide). It means separating something from its environment and enclosing it in a sector. Contemplation is the Latin translation of Greek 'theory' (theoria). ...
  8. Contemplation, or Meditation (Betrachtung in German) is a sequence of eighteen short stories by Franz Kafka written between 1904 and 1912. Eight of these stories were published under the same title in the bimonthly Hyperion and were Kafka's first publication. ...
  9. (Contemplate (the reason you exist)) Trance & Acid is Kai Tracid's third artist album, released on 24 February 2003.
  10. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study; Holy meditation; The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing
  11. (contemplate) To think about something in a concentrated manner or for an extended period of time. To think deeply about something; to ponder or consider; To consider as a possibility
  12. A contemplative is a person whose life is shaped by constant prayerful awareness of the presence and action of God in their lives and in the world. Contemplative religious communities are primarily directed to a life of prayer rather than active ministry, and in this way serve God and God's people.
  13. (CONTEMPLATIVE) Refers to prayer usually in a monastic setting. It also refers to a person who is dedicated in this form of religious life.
  14. (Contemplative) A religious man or woman who devotes his/her entire life in the cloister to prayer and reflection.
  15. In a religious sense, the practice of meditation on spiritual matters.
  16. current smokers who either were seriously considering quitting within the next six months but answered "NO" to the question "Are you seriously considering quitting within the next 30 days? ...
  17. One of the stages of the Stages of Change behavioral theory; person is aware that a problem exists, is seriously thinking about overcoming it, but has not yet made a commitment to take action.
  18. An act of prayer focusing on the loving presence of God within the person.
  19. (1) Early theological term for mystical experience. (2) Introspective states of absorption.
  20. Thinking about God, time spent in prayer and meditation.
  21. A life of prayer and meditation as practised by certain Roman Catholic orders
  22. In order to afford contemplation one needs a comfortable environment. The activity of contemplating can involve a form of expression to allow the user to rearrange his thoughts and put them into perspective. ...
  23. In Christianity, contemplation refers to a content-free mind directed towards the awareness of God as a living reality. This corresponds to what in Eastern religion is called meditation. ...
  24. A form of wordless prayer in which mind and heart focus on God's greatness and goodness in affective, loving adoration; to look on Jesus and the mysteries of his life with faith and love.
  25. the operation of the intellect or understanding when it attends to a known object for the sake of attending to it; human beings must acquire the knowledge of an object before they can contemplate the object.