As nouns the difference between contemplation and reckoning
is that contemplation
is the act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study while reckoning
is the action of calculating or estimating something.
As a verb reckoning is
The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.
* (musing) pragmatism
The action of calculating or estimating something.
*:When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
(lb) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
*1817 , (Walter Scott), :
*:So saying, he called for a reckoning for the wine, and throwing down the price of the additional bottle which he had himself introduced, rose as if to take leave of us.
An opinion or judgement.
The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
* dead reckoning