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Lewis : meditatio

meditatio, mĕdĭtātĭo, ōnis, f. meditor, a thinking over any thing, contemplation, meditation (class.). Lit. (very rare): stultam esse meditationem futuri mali, aut fortasse ne futuri quidem, Cic. Tusc. 3, 15, 32.

Transf. Preparation for any thing (so most freq.): multa commentatio atque meditatio, Cic. de Or. 2, 27, 118; obeundi sui muneris, id. Phil. 9, 1, 2: meditatio atque exercitatio, id. Div. 2, 46, 96: nulla meditationis suspicio, id. Brut. 37, 139: mortis, Sen. Ep. 54, 2: campestris, Plin. Pan. 13, 35: dicendi, Quint. 2, 10, 2: rhetoricae, Gell. 20, 5, 2.

Of things, exercise, practice in any thing, custom, habit: ramum edomari meditatione curvandi, Plin. 17, 19, 30, § 137.