Definition of deliberation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deliberation

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    noun
    NAmE//dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn//
     
     
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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.
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