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Definition of deliberation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually plural] the process of carefully considering or discussing something After ten hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of “not guilty.” The deliberations of the committee are completely confidential.
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of being slow and careful in what you say or do She signed her name with great deliberation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deliberation