Consideration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word consideration
Brit.  |kənsɪdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word consideration
- the process of giving careful thought to something
- information that should be kept in mind when making a decision (syn: circumstance, condition)
another consideration is the time it would take
- a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)
consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour
- kind and considerate regard for others (syn: considerateness)
he showed no consideration for her feelings
- a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone (syn: retainer)
- a considerate and thoughtful act


You should give some serious consideration to your retirement plans.

After careful consideration, he agreed to their requests.

Show some consideration and turn down that radio.

Finding a house close to work was an important consideration for them.

Economic considerations forced her to delay her education.

With due consideration for your feelings, we must reject your request.

After long consideration he agreed to their requests.

There are several amendments under consideration.

After due consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation.

We would have to give serious consideration to banning it altogether.

These plans definitely merit further consideration.

Political rather than economic considerations influenced the location of the new factory.

The murdered woman's name has not been released, out of consideration for her parents.

They've got no consideration for others.

Show some consideration!

Word forms

singular: consideration
plural: considerations
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