Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Careful thought; deliberation.
  • noun A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment.
  • noun A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision.
  • noun A treatment or account.
  • noun Thoughtful concern for others; solicitude.
  • noun High regard; esteem.
  • noun Payment given in exchange for a service rendered; recompense.
  • noun Law Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
  • idiom (in consideration of) In view of; on account of.
  • idiom (in consideration of) In return for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of considering; mental view; regard; notice: as, to take into consideration the probable consequences.
  • noun Careful reflection; serious deliberation.
  • noun Contemplation; observation; heed: with of: as, he was acquitted in consideration of his youth.
  • noun Thoughtful, sympathetic, appreciative, or deserved regard or respect: with for before the subject considered: as, consideration for the feelings of others is the mark of a gentleman.
  • noun Some degree of importance; claim to notice or regard; place in or hold upon regard, attention, or thought.
  • noun That which is or should be considered; a subject of reflection or deliberation; a matter of import or consequence; something taken or to be taken into account: as, the public good should be the controlling consideration with a statesman.
  • noun Recompense for trouble, service rendered, or the like; remuneration.
  • noun In law, that which a contracting party accepts as an equivalent for a service rendered; the sum or thing given, or service rendered, in exchange for something else, or the sum, thing,or service received in exchange for something; the price of a promise or a transfer of property.
  • noun Synonyms and Attention, reflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  • noun Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
  • noun Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  • noun Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  • noun The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection.
  • noun That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
  • noun (Law) The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
  • noun Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
  • noun The tendency to consider others.
  • noun A payment or other recompense for something done.
  • noun law A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.
  • noun Importance, claim to notice, regard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a considerate and thoughtful act
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
  • noun a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  • noun a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English, from Latin consideratio. See consider. Compare Old French considéreson

Examples

  • I have to laugh at posters who think part of any of the plans in consideration is going to mean they will get to cancel their private insurance and won't have to pay $400 a month for their coverage.

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  • Find where the argument might have a hole, show how there are failures to follow that argument across the board, then use that failure to claim the entire point in consideration is invalid …?

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  • Another consideration is the absence of limits this year on itemized deductions for charitable giving.

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  • Another consideration is the kind of mines you invest in, if you are trying to play a precious metals position do not buy base metal miners with gold and silver as a by product, stick to specialists.

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  • Another consideration is the kind of mines you invest in, if you are trying to play a precious metals position do not buy base metal miners with gold and silver as a by product, stick to specialists.

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  • Another publication worth your consideration is the Libraries section of the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2005.

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  • Another publication worth your consideration is the Libraries section of the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2005.

    The Future of Law Librarians

  • It is this consideration of other people—or rather this cowardly fear of them which we call consideration—that makes us the sentimental slaves we are.

    Act I

  • It is this consideration of other people or rather this cowardly fear of them which we call consideration that makes us the sentimental slaves we are.

    Man and Superman

  • Another consideration is the necessity of rigid, exact treatment of details; uncertain or even suggestive drawing is out of place in cover ornamentation.

    Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

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