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Meaning of consideration by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Middle English, from Latin consideratio. See consider. Compare Old French considéreson


    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    consideration ( plural: considerations )

    1. The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account .
      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 .
      You showed remarkable consideration in giving up your place for your friend .
      Will you noisy children show some consideration and stop your infernal screaming? I'm trying to study!
    4. A payment or other recompense for something done .
      Sure I'll move my car, but only for a consideration .
    5. ( law ) 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.

Explanation of consideration by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a considerate and thoughtful act

    2. kind and considerate regard for others

    3. he showed no consideration for her feelings
    4. the process of giving careful thought to something

    5. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    6. another consideration is the time it would take
    7. a discussion of a topic ( as in a meeting )

    8. consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour
    9. a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone