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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tem·pla·tive /kənˈtɛmplətɪv; ˈkɑntəmˌple, ˌtɛm-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tem·pla·tive a.
 1. Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.
    Fixed and contemplative their looks.   --Denham.
 2. Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tem·pla·tive, n. R. C. Ch. A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody,
             meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective,
      n : a person devoted to the contemplative life [ant: active]