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


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ru·mi·na·tion /ˌruməˈneʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mi·na·tion n.
 1. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.
    Rumination is given to animals to enable them at once to lay up a great store of food, and afterward to chew it.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.
    Retiring full of rumination sad.   --Thomson.
 3. Physiol. The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a calm lengthy intent consideration [syn: contemplation, reflection,
            reflexion, musing, thoughtfulness]
      2: (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable
         powers of rumination"
      3: regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants
         after feeding