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consideration

noun con·sid·er·ation \kən-ˌsi-də-ˈrā-shən\

: careful thought : the act of thinking carefully about something you will make a decision about

: a desire to avoid doing something that will make another person sad, upset, angry, etc.

: something that you think about when you make a choice or decision

Full Definition of CONSIDERATION

1
:  continuous and careful thought <after long consideration he agreed to their requests>
2
a :  a matter weighed or taken into account when formulating an opinion or plan <economic considerations forced her to leave college>
b :  a taking into account
3
:  thoughtful and sympathetic regard
4
:  an opinion obtained by reflection
5
:  esteem, regard <the family built themselves a large, ugly villa … and became people of consideration — V. S. Pritchett>
6
a :  recompense, payment <a consideration paid for legal services>
b :  the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction; specifically :  an act or forbearance or the promise thereof done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another
in consideration of
:  as payment or recompense for <a small fee in consideration of many kind services>
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Examples of CONSIDERATION

  1. You should give some serious consideration to your retirement plans.
  2. After careful consideration, he agreed to their requests.
  3. Show some consideration and turn down that radio.
  4. Finding a house close to work was an important consideration for them.
  5. Economic considerations forced her to delay her education.

First Known Use of CONSIDERATION

14th century

Rhymes with CONSIDERATION

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CONSIDERATION Defined for Kids

consideration

noun con·sid·er·ation \kən-ˌsi-də-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of CONSIDERATION for Kids

1
:  careful thought :  deliberation <Give my idea some serious consideration.>
2
:  thoughtfulness for other people
3
:  something that needs to be thought over carefully before deciding or acting
4
:  a payment made in return for something

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