Definitions of deliberation

  1. careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have deterred them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Calm and careful consideration; slowness in action. Also, deliberateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The act of deliberating: mature reflection: calmness: coolness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Careful consideration; calmness; slowness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of deliberating; slowness in action; forethought; intention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Careful weighing and considering or pondering before determining or acting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of weighing and examining with care; discussion and particular examination of reasons for and against a measure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Weighing in mind, careful consideration; discussion of reasons for& against, debate; care, avoidance of precipitation; slowness of movement. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. Act of deliberating; careful consideration; mature reflection;—discussion; examination of the reasons for and against a measure; consultation;—coolness; prudence. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. The act of deliberating, thought in order to choice. Complete Dictionary