Definition of Rumination

1. Noun. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration.




2. Noun. (of ruminants) chewing (the cud). "Ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
Generic synonyms: Chew, Chewing, Manduction, Mastication
Derivative terms: Ruminate

3. Noun. Regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding.

Definition of Rumination

1. n. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.

Definition of Rumination

1. Noun. The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud and other ruminants. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Deep thought or consideration. ¹

3. Noun. (psychology) Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding. ¹

4. Noun. (pathology) An eating disorder characterized by repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rumination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rumination

1. 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. The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, occasionally oberved as a morbid phenomenon in man. Origin: L. Ruminatio: cf. F. Rumination. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumination

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rumes
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rumicin
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rumination (current term)
rumination disorder
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rummage sale
rummage sales

Literary usage of Rumination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"rumination belongs to the normal physiological processes of most herbívora, and forms the most ... Here the rumination is a most appropriate arrangement. ..."

2. The Intellectual Observer (1867)
"rumination, or the power possessed by certain animals of casting up small portions of food from the stomach into the mouth for the purpose of re-mastication ..."

3. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1841)
"rumination. Some individuals have taken advantage of this power to chew the food over again; ... The function of rumination is peculiar to certain animals. ..."

4. Diseases of the Stomach: A Text-book for Practitioners and Students by Max Einhorn (1898)
"By rumination is designated a condition in which the food returns, ... If we are not inclined to accept as the cause of rumination an anatomical alteration ..."

5. Diseases of the Stomach: A Textbook for Practitioners and Students by Max Einhorn (1896)
"By rumination is designated a condition in which the food returns, ... If we are not inclined to accept as the cause of rumination an anatomical alteration ..."

6. Diseases of the stomach: Textbook for Practitioners and Students by Max Einhorn (1906)
"By rumination is designated a condition in which the food returns, ... If we are not inclined to accept as the cause of rumination an anatomical alteration ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"The writer, after giving a review of the relatively rich literature on rumination in man, communicating at the same time two cases of his own with ..."

8. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"Among the insane nnd idiots rumination has been found quite frequently. Thus G. Cantarono"' found nine cases of rumination among four hundred male insane; ..."

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