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Definition of "consideration" []

  • Careful thought; deliberation: We will give your proposal consideration. (noun)
  • A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment: Is it your consideration that I should apply? (noun)
  • A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision: Safety is the most important consideration in choosing a car. (noun)
  • A treatment or account: The essay begins with a brief consideration of the history of the problem. (noun)
  • Thoughtful concern for others; solicitude. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consideration" in a sentence
  • "Find where the argument might have a hole, show how there are failures to follow that argument across the board, then use that failure to claim the entire point in consideration is invalid …?"
  • "I have to laugh at posters who think part of any of the plans in consideration is going to mean they will get to cancel their private insurance and won't have to pay $400 a month for their coverage."
  • "Another consideration is the absence of limits this year on itemized deductions for charitable giving."