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
- Finnish: märehdintä
Rumination may mean calm, lengthy consideration, but can have several meanings, which need to be addressed separately
rumination in German: Rumination