Definitions for considerationkənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sid•er•a•tionkənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of considering; careful thought or attention; deliberation.

  2. something kept in mind in making a decision or evaluating facts.

  3. thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect.

  4. a thought or reflection; an opinion based upon reflection.

  5. a recompense or payment, as for work done; compensation.

  6. importance or consequence.

  7. estimation; esteem.

  8. something given in return, as a recompense, that suffices to make an informal promise legally binding.

    Category: Law

Idioms for consideration:

  1. in consideration of, in view of. in return or recompense for.

    Category: Idiom

  2. take into consideration,to consider; take into account.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of consideration:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consideration(noun)ənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

    careful thinking

  2. considerationənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

    being thought about

    The plan is under consideration.

  3. considerationənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

    to think about while planning or deciding

    to take all suggestions into consideration

  4. considerationənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

    sth to think about before acting

    general considerations for developing a new library; security/design/ethical/health considerations

  5. considerationənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən

    a way of behaving that shows you think of others

    her consideration for our situation


  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

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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the act of) thinking about something, especially the needs or feelings of other people

He stayed at home out of consideration for his mother.

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