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Definition of "deliberation" []

  • The act or process of deliberating. (noun)
  • Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue: the deliberations of a jury. (noun)
  • Thoughtfulness in decision or action. (noun)
  • Leisureliness in motion or manner: The girl stacked the blocks with deliberation. (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 "deliberation" in a sentence
  • "I wonder how much of this deliberation is driven by the administration realizing that the Bush administration so badly compromised the integrity of any civil trial by its extralegal treatment of KSM while in custody that they are no longer confident in their ability to get a conviction."
  • "Here the lay judges get a chance to question the victim and they sit in deliberation with the professional judges to decide not just guilt or innocence, but also the sentencing."
  • "The discussion of the deliberation is interesting."