con·tem·pla·tion

  • con·tem·pla·tion

    ˌkän(t)əmˈplāSH(ə)n/
    noun
    1. the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time.

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deep reflective thought

Contemplation is profound thinking about something.

 

the word contemplation is derived from the Latin word contemplatio. Its root is also that of the Latin word templum, a piece of ground consecrated for the taking of auspices, or a building for worship, derived either from Proto-Indo-European base *tem– “to cut”, and so a “place reserved or cut out”,or from the Proto-Indo-European base *temp– “to stretch”, and thus referring to a cleared space in front of an altar.[2] The Latin word contemplatio was used to translate the Greek word θεωρία (theōría).  (Wikipedia)

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