Definition of consideration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] (formal) the act of thinking carefully about something Careful consideration should be given to issues of health and safety. The proposals are currently under consideration (= being discussed). After a few moments' consideration, he began to speak. a consideration of the legal issues involved
  2. 2  [countable] something that must be thought about when you are planning or deciding something economic/commercial/environmental/practical considerations Time is another important consideration.
  3. 3  [uncountable] consideration (for somebody/something) the quality of being sensitive towards others and thinking about their wishes and feelings They showed no consideration whatsoever for my feelings. Journalists stayed away from the funeral out of consideration for the bereaved family. Their kindness and consideration will not be forgotten.
  4. 4[countable] (formal) a reward or payment for a service
  5. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin consideratio(n-), from considerare ‘examine’.Extra examples After due consideration, it was decided not to offer her the job. Both options require thoughtful consideration of the costs. Cost considerations are normally secondary to such issues as how effective each method will be. Have some consideration for those without a job. Hawtrey had argued that there were two primary considerations for monetary policy. He did it out of consideration for his daughter. Health concerns were a secondary consideration to the reformers. Here are a few additional considerations that may help in making the correct decision. His argument deserves further consideration. I enclose the report for your consideration. On consideration, we have decided not to come. Pricing and product availability are key consideration to users. Several limitations of this study merit consideration. She showed little consideration for the beginners. Taxes are a major consideration when thinking about selling or buying a house. The final issue was devoted to critical considerations of individual writers. The new software offers some features worth consideration. The project was driven by the most pragmatic considerations. There are several important safety considerations that must be taken into account. We will give your proposals serious consideration. What is needed is a full consideration of the dilemma. You have no consideration for me, nor for anyone else. You must take the size of the room into consideration. based on both theoretical considerations and experimental data proposals under active consideration After a moment’s consideration, she began to speak. Careful consideration should be given to matters of health and safety. Don’t forget to take the cost of insurance into consideration. Financial considerations will obviously play a big part. Political issues cannot be separated from considerations about trade cooperation. She agreed, for a small consideration, to arrange a meeting with the casting director. The plan is currently under consideration. The proposal was presented to the committee for consideration. There needs to be a consideration of the legal issues involved. There wasn’t enough consideration given to the staffing of the project. They promised to give serious consideration to the matter. We need to take into account environmental considerations such as the disposal of the waste. You should show a little more consideration towards other people.Idioms
    in consideration of something
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    (formal) as payment for something a small sum in consideration of your services
    on mature reflection/consideration
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    (formal) after thinking about something carefully and for a long time
    take something into consideration
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     to think about and include a particular thing or fact when you are forming an opinion or making a decision The candidates' experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration when the decision is made. Taking everything into consideration, the event was a great success.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consideration