considering

1 of 2

preposition

con·​sid·​er·​ing kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce considering (audio)
: in view of : taking into account
he did well considering his limitations

considering

2 of 2

conjunction

: inasmuch as
considering he was new at the job, he did quite well

Example Sentences

Conjunction considering the police have almost nothing to go on, I wouldn't expect the case to be solved anytime soon

Word History

First Known Use

Preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Conjunction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of considering was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Considering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considering. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

considering

preposition

con·​sid·​er·​ing
kən-ˈsid-(ə-)riŋ
: in view of : taking into account

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