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consideration at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


consideration at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [U] formal careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision: --proposals put forward for consideration// under consideration// --There are several amendments under consideration.// due/serious/proper etc consideration // --After due consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation.// give sth careful/full etc consideration // --We would have to give serious consideration to banning it altogether.// deserve/merit consideration // --These plans definitely merit further consideration.//
2 take sth into consideration: to remember to think about something important when you are making a decision or judgement// --We will take your recent illness into consideration when marking your exams.//
3 [C] a fact that you think about when you are making a decision: --Political rather than economic considerations influenced the location of the new factory.//
4 [U] the quality of thinking about other people's feelings and being careful not to upset them: consideration for// --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 !//
5 [singular, U] formal a payment for something, especially a service: --I might be able to help you, for a small consideration .// --a payment in consideration of (=as payment for) their services//

considération at French => English Of Explained:


consideration at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

346 Moby Thesaurus words for "consideration":
TLC, Trinkgeld, accent, accommodatingness, account, action,
admiration, adoration, advertence, advertency, advisement,
agreeableness, airing, alertness, ambition, amends, analysis,
anticipation, apotheosis, application, appreciation, approbation,
approval, argument, argumentum, aspiration, assiduity,
assiduousness, assumption, atonement, attention, attention span,
attentiveness, attitude, award, awareness, awe, baksheesh, balance,
ballast, basis, blood money, bonus, bounty, breathless adoration,
bribe, brooding, buzz session, calling, canvassing, care,
carefulness, caring, case, cause, caution, circumspection,
circumspectness, climate of opinion, cogitation, colloquium,
common belief, community sentiment, compassion, compensation,
complaisance, conceit, concentration, concept, conception, concern,
concernment, conclusion, condemnation, conference, cons,
consciousness, consensus gentium, consequence, consequentiality,
considerateness, contemplation, cool judgment, counsel,
counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, courtesy, credit,
damages, debate, debating, decision, decree, deference,
deification, deliberation, delicacy, deliverance, determination,
diagnosis, dialectic, dialogue, dictum, diligence, discreetness,
discretion, discrimination, discussion, donative, doom,
double time, duty, ear, earnestness, elenchus, emolument, emphasis,
equipoise, equivalent, esteem, estimate, estimation, ethos,
exaggerated respect, examination, excellence, exchange of views,
eye, favor, fee, feeling, finding, forbearance, forethought, forum,
general belief, give-and-take, goal, good judgment, gratuity,
gravy, grease, great respect, ground, guerdon, guiding light,
guiding star, heed, heedfulness, helpfulness, hero worship,
high order, high rank, high regard, homage, honor, honorarium,
idea, ideal, idolatry, idolization, ignoratio elenchi, import,
importance, impression, incentive pay, indemnification, indemnity,
inducement, indulgence, inspiration, intention, intentiveness,
intentness, interest, investigation, joint discussion, judgment,
judiciousness, kindliness, kindness, lagniappe, largess, leniency,
liberality, lights, lodestar, logical analysis, logical discussion,
loving care, lucubration, mainspring, makeweight, mark,
materiality, matter, meditation, meed, mercy, merit, mind,
mindfulness, moment, motive, musing, mystique, note, notice,
notion, obligingness, observance, observation, offset,
open discussion, open forum, opinion, order, palm oil,
panel discussion, paramountcy, payment, perks, perquisite,
personal judgment, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, point of view,
policy, polity, pondering, popular belief, position, posture,
pourboire, precedence, precedent, preeminence, premium,
preparedness, prestige, presumption, prevailing belief, price,
primacy, principle, priority, prognosis, pronouncement, pros,
pros and cons, providence, prudence, prudentialism, public belief,
public opinion, quarter, quid pro quo, quittance, rap, rap session,
reaction, reason, recompense, redress, reflection, reflectiveness,
refutation, regard, regardfulness, remark, remuneration,
reparation, requital, requitement, resolution, respect,
restitution, retribution, return, reverence, reverential regard,
review, revolving, reward, ruling, rumination, sake, salvage,
salve, satisfaction, score, self-importance, seminar, sentence,
sentiment, setoff, sight, significance, smart money, solatium,
solicitousness, solicitude, something extra, something of value,
sound judgment, soundness of judgment, source, special pleading,
speculation, sportula, spring, stance, stress, study, superiority,
supremacy, sweetener, symposium, tact, tactfulness, talking point,
tender loving care, theory, thinking, thought, thoughtfulness, tip,
tit for tat, toleration, town meeting, treatment, ulterior motive,
value, veneration, ventilation, verdict, view, vocation,
way of thinking, weighing, weight, wergild, worship, worth

consideration at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U, C] (formal) the act of thinking carefully about sth:
Careful consideration should be given to issues of health and safety. * The proposals are currently under consideration (= being discussed). * After a few moments' consideration, he began to speak. * a consideration of the legal issues involved
2 [C] something that must be thought about when you are planning or deciding sth:
economic / commercial / environmental / practical considerations * Time is another important consideration.
3 [U] ~ (for sb/sth) the quality of being sensitive towards others and thinking about their wishes and feelings:
They showed no consideration whatsoever for my feelings. * Journalists stayed away from the funeral out of consideration for the bereaved family. * Their kindness and consideration will not be forgotten.
4 [C] (formal) a reward or payment for a service
in consideration of sth (formal) as payment for sth:
a small sum in consideration of your services
take sth into consideration to think about and include a particular thing or fact when you are forming an opinion or making a decision:
The candidates' experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration when the decision is made. * Taking everything into consideration, the event was a great success.
more at MATURE adj.

CONSIDERATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

use you are very pleased or amused)
2 used after a measurement of distance to show how wide sth is:
two metres broad and one metre high
wide range
3 including a great variety of people or things:
a broad range of products * a broad spectrum of interests * There is broad support for the government's policies. * She took a broad view of the duties of being a teacher (= she believed her duties included a wide range of things). * a broad and balanced curriculum * We must ensure the project is of advantage to the broader community and does not just benefit a few individuals.
4 [only before noun] general; not detailed:
the broad outline of a proposal * The negotiators were in broad agreement on the main issues. * She's a feminist, in the broadest sense of the word. * In broad terms, the paper argues that each country should develop its own policy. * Computer viruses fall into three broad categories.
land / water
5 covering a wide area:
a broad expanse of water * the broad plains of the American West
6 if sb has a broad accent, you can hear very easily which area they come from:
a broad Yorkshire accent
7 if sb gives a broad hint, they make it very clear what they are thinking or what they want
a broad church (BrE) an organization that accepts a wide range of opinions:
The party aims to be a broad church with members from all sections of society.
(in) broad daylight (in) the clear light of day, when it is easy to see:
The robbery occurred in broad daylight, in a crowded street.
it's as broad as it's long (BrE, spoken) it makes no real difference which of two possible choices you make
more at PAINT v.
noun (old-fashioned, AmE, slang) an offensive way of referring to a womannoun
(BrE) a type of round, pale green bean. Several broad beans grow together inside a fat POD.(also broadly-based) adjective
based on a wide variety of people, things or ideas; not limited:
broad-based supportadjective
[only before noun] dealing with a subject or problem in a general way rather than considering details:
a broad-brush approachadjective
willing to listen to other people's opinions and accept behaviour that is different from your own
broad-mindedness noun [U]verb, noun
verb (broadcast, broadcast)
1 to send out programmes on television or radio:
[VN] The concert will be broadcast live (= at the same time as it takes place) tomorrow evening. * Most of the programmes are broadcast in English. * [V] They began broadcasting in 1922.
2 [VN] to tell a lot of people about sth:
I don't like to broadcast the fact that my father owns the company.
noun a radio or television programme: (BrE) a party political broadcast (= for example, before an election) * We watched a live broadcast of the speech (= one shown at the same time as the speech was made).noun
1 a person whose job is presenting or talking on television or radio programmes
2 a company that sends out television or radio programmes:
the new Australian rugby broadcaster, Channel Tennoun
[U] the business of making and sending out radio and television programmes:
to work in broadcasting * the British Broadcasting Corporation (= the BBC)verb
1 [V] to become wider:
Her smile broadened.
2 to affect or make sth affect more people or things:
[VN] a promise to broaden access to higher education * The party needs to broaden its appeal to voters. [also V]
3 [VN] to increase your experience, knowledge, etc:
Few would disagree that travel broadens the mind (= helps you to understand other people's beliefs, customs, etc.) * Spending a year working in the city helped to broaden his horizons.
broaden out (of a road, river, etc.) to become wideradjective
(technical) (of plants) having broad flat leavesadverb
1 generally, without considering details:
Broadly speaking, I agree with you. * broadly similar / comparable / equivalent / consistent
2 if you smile broadly, you smile with your mouth stretched very wide because you are very pleased or amusednoun
[U] = BREADTHnoun
1 a newspaper printed on a large size of paper, generally considered more serious than smaller newspapers
compare TABLOID
2 a large piece of paper printed on one side only with information or an advertisementnoun, adverb, verb
noun a fierce attack in words, whether written or spoken:
The prime minister fired a broadside at his critics.
adverb with one side facing sth
The car skidded and crashed broadside into another car. * (BrE) The boat swung broadside on to the current of the river.
verb [VN] (AmE) to crash into the side of sth:
The driver ran a stop light and broadsided the truck.noun
a large SWORD with a broad flat bladenoun
[U, C] a thick heavy fabric with a raised pattern woven especially from gold or silver silk thread:
brocade curtains * rich velvets and brocadesadjective
[usually before noun] made of or decorated with brocadenoun
[U] a vegetable with a thick green stem and several dark green or purple flower headsnoun
a small magazine or book containing pictures and information about sth or advertising sth:
a travel brochure * Send for a free colour brochure today!noun
[U] decoration with sewing on fine white fabric; the fabric decorated in this wayno

Consideration at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Consideration \Con*sid`er*a"tion\, n. [L. consideratio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful
thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation;

Let us think with consideration. --Sir P.

Consideration, like an angel, came. --Shak.

2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially
in diplomatic or stately correspondence.

The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr.
Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration.
--D. Webster.

The consideration with which he was treated.

3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.

Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the
church. --Newman.

4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or

Lucan is the only author of consideration among the
Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the
Dauphin. --Addison.

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

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

He was obliged, antecedent to all other
considerations, to search an asylum. --Dryden.

Some considerations which are necessary to the
forming of a correct judgment. --Macaulay.

7. (Law) 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.

Note: Consideration is what is done, or promised to be done,
in exchange for a promise, and ``as a mere advantage to
the promisor without detriment to the promisee would
not avail, the proper test is detriment to the
promisee.'' --Wharton.

consideration at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the process of giving careful thought to something
2: information that should be kept in mind when making a
decision; "another consideration is the time it would
take" [syn: {circumstance}, {condition}]
3: a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of
the traffic problem took more than an hour"
4: kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no
consideration for her feelings" [syn: {considerateness}, {thoughtfulness}]
[ant: {inconsideration}, {inconsideration}]
5: a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
[syn: {retainer}]
6: a considerate and thoughtful act [syn: {thoughtfulness}]

consideration at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » considération



Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » consideratio|lang=la. See Inter: term » consider|lang=la. Compare Inter: etyl » fro|- Inter: term » considereson|considéreson|lang=fro


* Inter: audio » en-us-consideration.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
    1. : ''After much consideration, I have decided to stay.
    2. Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
    3. The tendency to consider others.
    4. : ''You showed remarkable consideration in giving up your place for your friend.
    5. : Will you noisy children show some consideration and stop your infernal screaming? Im trying to study!
    6. A payment or other recompense for something done.
    7. : Sure Ill move my car, but only for a consideration.
    8. Inter: context » legal 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.
    9. Inter: quote-book » title=Category: W - :Huế|Wikipedia:Contract|year=2007|passage= Consideration is an intention to create legal relations.
    10. Inter: quote-book » title= A contract|year = 2008|passage = In consideration of the perfomance of Bs obligations hereunder, A hereby grants to B's personal license.''
    11. Importance, claim to notice, regard.
    12. 1919, Category: w - :William Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, Category: w - :The Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence, Category: s - :The Moon and Sixpence/Chapter LIV|chapter 54
    13. : ... settled down on a small property he had near Quimper to live for the rest of his days in peace; but the failure of an attorney left him suddenly penniless, and neither he nor his wife was willing to live in penury where they had enjoyed consideration.

      Related terms

      * consider

  • considerable
  • considerate
  • considerateness
  • considered (adjective)
  • inconsideration
  • reconsideration


    Inter: trans-top » The process of considering
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обмисляне|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|overleg|n, Inter: t+ » nl|beraad|n
  • Finnish: harkinta, harkitseminen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|considération|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Erwägung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Überlegung|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|consideração|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|considerare|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|consideración|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Something considered as a reason or ground for a decision
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съображение|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|overweging, Inter: t- » nl|considerans|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Überlegung
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|motiv|n, Inter: t- » ro|considerent|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » The tendency to consider others
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|загриженост|f
    • Dutch: voorkomendheid
    • Finnish: hienotunteisuus, huomaavaisuus
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Rücksicht|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: התחשבות (hitkhashvut) {{f}}
  • Portuguese: consideração {{f}}
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|considerație|f, Inter: t+ » ro|respect|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|consideración|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A recompense for something done
    • Dutch: vergoeding, tegemoetkoming
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|korvaus, Inter: t+ » fi|palkkio, Inter: t+ » fi|maksu
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vergütung

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|תמורה
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|recompensă|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: considération, raison, motif {{m}}, récompense

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Middle French


    Inter: frm-noun » f
  • Inter: alternative form of » consyderation|lang=frm

  • Translation: cs » consideration
    Translation: de » consideration
    Translation: et » consideration
    Translation: el » consideration
    Translation: es » consideration
    Translation: eo » consideration
    Translation: fr » consideration
    Translation: ko » consideration
    Translation: io » consideration
    Translation: it » consideration
    Translation: kn » consideration
    Translation: ku » consideration
    Translation: li » consideration
    Translation: hu » consideration
    Translation: ml » consideration
    Translation: my » consideration
    Translation: nl » consideration
    Translation: ja » consideration
    Translation: pl » consideration
    Translation: pt » consideration
    Translation: ro » consideration
    Translation: ru » consideration
    Category: simple:consideration -
    Translation: fi » consideration
    Translation: sv » consideration
    Translation: ta » consideration
    Translation: te » consideration
    Translation: uk » consideration
    Translation: vi » consideration
    Translation: zh » consideration

    considération at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » consideration



    * Inter: IPA » /kɔ̃ʁa.sjɔ̃/|lang=fr Inter: X-SAMPA » /
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔ̃|lang=fr
  • Inter: homophones » considérations|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=consideration

  • consideration Inter: gloss » the process of considering
    1. esteem

      Related terms

      * considérer

    Category: Category:fr - :Thinking|consideration
    Translation: et » considération
    Translation: el » considération
    Translation: es » considération
    Translation: fr » considération
    Translation: ko » considération
    Translation: io » considération
    Translation: it » considération
    Translation: pl » considération
    Translation: vi » considération
    Translation: zh » considération