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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by or prone to meditation. See Synonyms at pensive.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to meditation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed to meditate, or to meditation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Addicted to meditation.
  • Pertaining or inclining to or expressing meditation: as, a meditative mood.

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  • adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful

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Examples

  • St. Vincent and Borg were accommodating them, the latter for the most part in meditative monosyllables.

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  • The daguerreotype had better be taken with reference to the engraving to accompany the memoir - the hair combed or brushed from the brow, so as to show a high forehead - the expression meditative - a book in the hand, &c.

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  • Experiments have indicated that the region of the brain associated with emotions such as compassion shows considerably higher activity in those with long-term meditative experience.

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  • The second level of tantra, the everlasting pathway continuum, refers to a specific method for becoming a Buddha, namely meditative practices involving Buddha-figures.

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  • He combined it with indigenous Chinese dao-yin exercises derived from animal movements, and the resulting blend became a fundamental practice and common denominator in Chinese meditative, medicinal and martial arts.

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  • Oriental cast of countenance, their dark complexions, their flashing eyes, and that expression, at once apprehensive and meditative, which is so much more remarkable in children than in those of a more mature age.

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  • "What the 'net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence," Carr said.

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  • What the Net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence, away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence.

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  • Pleasant, that connects with word meditative, calm and slow, reminding album hated by many, Zodiaque by Rick Wakeman (I like that album).

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  • "What the Net does is shift the emphasis of our intelligence, away from what might be called a meditative or contemplative intelligence and more toward what might be called a utilitarian intelligence," he said.

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