What does consideration mean?

Definitions for consideration
kənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃəncon·sid·er·a·tion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. considerationnoun

    the process of giving careful thought to something

  2. circumstance, condition, considerationnoun

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

  3. considerationnoun

    a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)

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

  4. consideration, considerateness, thoughtfulnessnoun

    kind and considerate regard for others

    "he showed no consideration for her feelings"

  5. retainer, considerationnoun

    a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

  6. consideration, thoughtfulnessnoun

    a considerate and thoughtful act

Wiktionary

  1. considerationnoun

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

    After much consideration, I have decided to stay.

    Etymology: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

  2. considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

  3. considerationnoun

    The tendency to consider others.

    Etymology: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

  4. considerationnoun

    A payment or other recompense for something done.

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

    Etymology: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

  5. considerationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: from consideratio. See consider. Compare considereson

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  2. Considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  3. Considerationnoun

    thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  4. Considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  5. Considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  6. Considerationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

  7. Considerationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.]

Editors Contribution

  1. consideration

    The act, fact and process of being considerate.

    The unity government did give some consideration to businesses and SME and citizens with a range of supports.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of consideration in a Sentence

  1. Kohei Jinno:

    There wasn't any consideration. If there'd only been one example of 'you're being asked to move, could you please possibly cooperate?’ instead, it was pretty much 'we're having the Olympics, you need to get out.’.

  2. Mark Chernev:

    The only thing that we’re asking in consideration is that she sign the condo conversion paperwork.

  3. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley:

    After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, as your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way.

  4. Karen Sheley:

    It's always under consideration, changes in other cities have come about because of either a private lawsuit or action by the Department of Justice.

  5. Latin America:

    Following the approach from Maurel & Prom concerning its possible offer and the receipt of other interest in the company, the board concluded that the Maurel & Prom possible offer materially undervalued the company and was not at a level, nor in a form, that merited further consideration.

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Translations for consideration

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  • الاعتبارArabic
  • загриженост, съображение, обмислянеBulgarian
  • betragtningDanish
  • Überlegung, Erwägung, Vergütung, RücksichtGerman
  • consideraciónSpanish
  • توجهPersian
  • korvaus, huomaavaisuus, hienotunteisuus, maksu, palkkio, harkitseminen, harkintaFinnish
  • considérationFrench
  • תמורה, התחשבותHebrew
  • considerazioneItalian
  • 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
  • கருத்தில்Tamil
  • غورUrdu

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