Definitions for considerationkənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(3.00 / 1 vote)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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


Translations for consideration

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  • загриженост, съображение, обмислянеBulgarian
  • 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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