Definition for CON-TEM'PLA-TIVE


  1. Given to contemplation, or continued application of the mind to a subject; studious; thoughtful; as, a contemplative philosopher, or mind.
  2. Employed in study; as, a contemplative life. – Bacon.
  3. Having the appearance of study, or a studious habit; as, a contemplative book. – Denham.
  4. Having the power of thought or meditation; as, the contemplative faculty of man. – Ray.

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