What does consideration mean?

Definitions for considerationkənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consideration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consideration(noun)

    the process of giving careful thought to something

  2. circumstance, condition, consideration(noun)

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

  3. consideration(noun)

    a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)

    "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"

  4. consideration, considerateness, thoughtfulness(noun)

    kind and considerate regard for others

    "he showed no consideration for her feelings"

  5. retainer, consideration(noun)

    a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

  6. consideration, thoughtfulness(noun)

    a considerate and thoughtful act

Wiktionary

  1. consideration(Noun)

    The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.

    After much consideration, I have decided to stay.

  2. consideration(Noun)

    Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.

  3. consideration(Noun)

    The tendency to consider others.

  4. consideration(Noun)

    A payment or other recompense for something done.

    Sure I'll move my car, but only for a consideration.

  5. consideration(Noun)

    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.

  6. Origin: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consideration(noun)

    the act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention

  2. Consideration(noun)

    attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence

  3. Consideration(noun)

    thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice

  4. Consideration(noun)

    claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence

  5. Consideration(noun)

    the result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession

  6. Consideration(noun)

    that which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason

  7. Consideration(noun)

    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

  8. Origin: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consideration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1946

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consideration' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1942

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consideration' in Nouns Frequency: #606

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consideration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consideration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Sowell:

    Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

  2. Confucius:

    The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

  4. Steven Rabinowitz:

    Agreements, including NDAs, are binding if there is consideration in entering into them, the consideration can be awfully slight. So, here the opportunity to spend time with Sheen is likely enough.

  5. Keenan Reynolds:

    It's definitely a blessing to be in consideration, to finish where my name was kind of in consideration for a potential finalist, obviously, I would have loved to go on to New York, but it didn't work out that way. The fans were overly supportive and I'm truly thankful for that.

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Translations for consideration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الاعتبارArabic
  • загриженост, съображение, обмислянеBulgarian
  • betragtningDanish
  • Überlegung, Erwägung, Vergütung, RücksichtGerman
  • consideraciónSpanish
  • korvaus, huomaavaisuus, hienotunteisuus, maksu, palkkio, harkitseminen, harkintaFinnish
  • considérationFrench
  • תמורה, התחשבותHebrew
  • whaiwhakaaroMāori
  • beraad, overleg, tegemoetkoming, vergoeding, considerans, overweging, voorkomendheidDutch
  • consideraçãoPortuguese
  • recompensă, considerent, motiv, considerare, respect, considerațieRomanian
  • возмеще́ние, уважи́тельность, ве́жливость, соображе́ние, обсужде́ние, размышле́ние, рассмотре́ние, уваже́ние, предупреди́тельность, моти́в, компенса́цияRussian
  • promišljanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • hänsynSwedish

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