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Noun rumination has 3 senses
  1. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness - a calm lengthy intent consideration
    --1 is a kind of consideration
    --1 has particulars:
     cogitation, study; meditation, speculation; meditation; introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination; omphaloskepsis; retrospect
    Derived form: verb ruminate2
  2. rumination - (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
    --2 is a kind of
    chew, chewing, mastication, manduction
    Derived form: verb ruminate1
  3. rumination - regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
    --3 is a kind of
    vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, puking
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