[med-i-tey-tiv] /ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative.
1605–15; < Late Latin meditātīvus. See meditate, -ive
Related forms
meditatively, adverb
meditativeness, noun
nonmeditative, adjective
nonmeditatively, adverb
nonmeditativeness, noun
unmeditative, adjective
unmeditatively, adverb
thoughtful. See pensive.
Example Sentences for meditative
But the choreography that follows the reading proceeds with a meditative calm.
These and other questions are provocatively raised in this meditative self-published breakout best seller.
Whatever the case, he left the world of recorded sound a much richer place with his pastoral, meditative vocals.
Children, who don't yet appreciate the rewards of a meditative pace, race through it.
New research reveals the cell mechanisms underlying a meditative state.
Watching it is as meditative as sitting by a stream.
But eating alone can be a relaxing, almost meditative experience.
Through meditative practices, you can reach higher usage.
He could talk to us about business, about résumé writing, about advanced meditative practice.
Yoga offers a rigorous workout as well as a meditative perspective.
British Dictionary definitions for meditative
meditate (ˈmɛdɪˌteɪt)
1.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to think about something deeply
2.  (intr) to reflect deeply on spiritual matters, esp as a religious act: I make space to meditate every day
3.  (tr) to plan, consider, or think of doing (something)
[C16: from Latin meditārī to reflect upon]

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Word Origin and History for meditative
1650s, from L.L. meditativus, from pp. stem of meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively.
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