deliberation

[ dih-lib-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ dɪˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

careful consideration before decision.
formal consultation or discussion.
deliberate quality; leisureliness of movement or action; slowness.

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Origin of deliberation

1325–75; Middle English deliberacion<Latin dēlīberātiōn- (stem of dēlīberātiō), equivalent to dēlīberāt(us) (see deliberate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM deliberation

non·de·lib·er·a·tion, nouno·ver·de·lib·er·a·tion, nounpre·de·lib·er·a·tion, nounre·de·lib·er·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deliberation

deliberation
/ (dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

thoughtful, careful, or lengthy consideration
(often plural) formal discussion and debate, as of a committee, jury, etc
care, thoughtfulness, or absence of hurry, esp in movement or speech
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