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Definitions of consideration

  1. the process of giving careful thought to something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.
  10. The act of taking thought or reflecting; claim to notice; importance; mature thought; regard for others; thoughtfulness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation: the reason or basis of a compact. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of considering; deliberation; importance; reason; basis of a compact; allowance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The act of considering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Thoughtful and kindly feeling or treatment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A circumstance to be considered. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Something given or paid; remuneration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Importance; consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of considering; regard; serious deliberation; meditation; motive of action; influence; important reason; compensation; the price or motive of a stipulation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Mature thought; reflection; regard; claim to notice; that which induces to an agreement, as in a contract or bargain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for consideration

  1. Whether you have broken with Mr. Bertram or not, there has been that between you which makes it your duty in this matter to regard his happiness as your first consideration – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. After much consideration he decided he would go blind. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
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