Other forms: considerations

Consideration is kindness and thoughtful regard for others, or an act of thoughtfulness. Treating others as you would have them treat you (the Golden Rule) is one example of consideration.

The verb consider comes from the Latin for "contemplate," and hidden in the word is sid,, the Latin root for "star." Originally it meant to examine something very thoroughly, or carefully, as if you were staring at the night sky, contemplating its mystery. If you give something consideration, you think about it carefully, and not too quickly. When you’re making a tough decision, you need to give consideration to all possible outcomes before making up your mind.

Definitions of consideration
  1. noun
    the process of giving careful thought to something
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    advisement, deliberation, weighing
    careful consideration
    a systematic consideration
    contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness
    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    cogitation, study
    attentive consideration and meditation
    meditation, speculation
    continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
    (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
    an instance of deliberate thinking
    introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination
    the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
    contemplation of things past
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    cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  2. noun
    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    “another consideration is the time it would take”
    synonyms: circumstance, condition
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    something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
    mitigating circumstance
    (law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense
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    knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  3. noun
    a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)
    consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour”
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    a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision
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    discourse, discussion, treatment
    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  4. noun
    kind and considerate regard for others
    “he showed no consideration for her feelings”
    synonyms: considerateness, thoughtfulness
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    inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness
    the quality of failing to be considerate of others
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    the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
    tact, tactfulness
    consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
    delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse
    subtly skillful handling of a situation
    address, savoir-faire
    social skill
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    the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
  5. noun
    a considerate and thoughtful act
    synonyms: thoughtfulness
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    benignity, kindness
    a kind act
  6. noun
    a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
    synonyms: retainer
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    quid, quid pro quo
    something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
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    a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services




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