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[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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • But the choreography that follows the reading proceeds with a meditative calm.
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  • 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.
Word Origin and History for meditative

1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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