[ kuhn-sid-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ kənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən /
the act of considering; careful thought; meditation; deliberation: I will give your project full consideration.
something that is or is to be kept in mind in making a decision, evaluating facts, etc.: Age was an important consideration in the decision.
thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect; thoughtfulness for others: They showed no consideration for his feelings.
a thought or reflection; an opinion based upon reflection.
a recompense or payment, as for work done; compensation.
importance or consequence.
estimation; esteem: He is held in great consideration by the community.
- something that suffices to make an informal promise legally binding, usually some value given in exchange for the promise.
- the hearing of a case by a tribunal.
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Idioms for consideration
- in view of.
- in return or recompense for: She was offered money in consideration of her efforts.
in consideration of,
take into consideration, to take into account; consider: We failed to take into consideration the large number of tourists attending the exhibition.
Origin of consideration
synonym study for consideration
7. See honor.
OTHER WORDS FROM considerationnon·con·sid·er·a·tion, nouno·ver·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounpre·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounsub·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for consideration
The non-consideration of which by the passionate or unlearned, is the mother of all errors.The Protestants Plea for a Socinian|Abraham Woodhead
British Dictionary definitions for consideration
/ (kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃən) /
the act or an instance of considering; deliberation; contemplation
take into consideration to bear in mind; consider
under consideration being currently discussed or deliberated
a fact or circumstance to be taken into account when making a judgment or decision
on no consideration for no reason whatsoever; never
thoughtfulness for other people; kindness
payment for a service; recompense; fee
thought resulting from deliberation; opinion
law the promise, object, etc, given by one party to persuade another to enter into a contract
in consideration of
- because of
- in return for
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Idioms and Phrases with consideration
see in consideration of; take into account (consideration); under consideration.
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