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rumination

[‚rü·mə′nā·shən]
(medicine)
Voluntary regurgitation of food from the stomach, followed by remastication and swallowing in emotionally or mentally disturbed persons. Also known as merycism.
(physiology)
Regurgitation and remastication of food in preparation for true digestion in ruminants.
(psychology)
An obsessional preoccupation with a single idea or system of ideas.
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In other words, rumination may moderate the relationship between intrusions and depressive symptoms.
Offense rumination may be associated with some behavioral regret, but is characterized even more by self-condemnation in misguided efforts to self-atone (Narramore, 1984).
Washington, August 23 (ANI): A new research by Stanford University researchers has provided insights into how rumination is represented in the brain of depressed persons.
Rather, they are "high concept" ruminations about possible dark futures.
To its credit, Comber's thorough abstractness left the door open to imaginative ruminations on the precariousness of shelter, the untamable violence of nature (earthquakes, hurricanes), and destruction's potential as a creative force.
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The stories cover topics from the Mars Opportunity rover, to race and the human genome, to ruminations on robots and recipes.
Author de Brabandere, a partner with the Boston Consulting Group, takes both a historical and philosophical view of the nature of change and how it can be effected, referring to such esteemed figures in philosophy as Heraclites and Francis Bacon, and weaving in a host of ruminations about the nature of learning.
When moderator, Ben Lambert, president and founder of Eastdil Realty, began the proceedings by asking the seemingly innocent question of where the current real estate boom sits as compared to the market's cyclic peaks and valleys of the past, a panel of Manhattan real estate veterans answered with enough ruminations of caution to last nearly the entire session.
This phenomenon has shown up online in blogs (short for Web logs), the Internet-based journals of writings, ruminations and ramblings created by writers both well known and, well, obscure.
Now in a new edition with a foreword by Bill Wittliff, From A Limestone Ledge: Some Essays And Other Ruminations About Country Life In Texas is a collection of the writings of Texas author and freelance writer John Graves.
Currently unemployed, I milk about 12 goats, make cheese nearly every other day, do all the usual goat related chores and publish Ruminations, the Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat Magazine.