Definition of Consideration

1. Noun. The process of giving careful thought to something.




2. Noun. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision. "Another consideration is the time it would take"
Exact synonyms: Circumstance, Condition
Generic synonyms: Information
Specialized synonyms: Justification, Mitigating Circumstance
Derivative terms: Condition, Consider, Consider, Consider

3. Noun. A discussion of a topic (as in a meeting). "Consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discussion, Treatment
Specialized synonyms: Reconsideration
Derivative terms: Consider, Consider, Consider

4. Noun. Kind and considerate regard for others. "He showed no consideration for her feelings"
Exact synonyms: Considerateness, Thoughtfulness
Specialized synonyms: Attentiveness, Tact, Tactfulness
Generic synonyms: Kindness
Derivative terms: Considerate, Consider, Thoughtful
Antonyms: Inconsideration, Thoughtlessness

5. Noun. A fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone.
Exact synonyms: Retainer
Generic synonyms: Fee
Specialized synonyms: Quid, Quid Pro Quo

6. Noun. A considerate and thoughtful act.
Exact synonyms: Thoughtfulness
Generic synonyms: Benignity, Kindness
Derivative terms: Consider, Thoughtful

Definition of Consideration

1. n. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

Definition of Consideration

1. Noun. The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account. ¹

2. Noun. Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision. ¹

3. Noun. The tendency to consider others. ¹

4. Noun. A payment or other recompense for something done. ¹

5. Noun. (context: legal) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consideration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consideration

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Literary usage of Consideration

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1. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"The House resumed the consideration of the resolution reported from the Committee of Ways and Means on the 25th of September, " That it is inexpedient to ..."

2. Cases on Business Law by William Everett Britton, Ralph Stanley Bauer (1922)
"consideration A negotiable instrument evidences a particular kind of contract. All contracts, not governed by the common-law rules applicable to sealed ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1816)
"The consideration of Christ's three Offices, Prophetical, Regal, and Sacerdotal, necessary to our knowing the End of his Mission from the Father, ..."

4. Equity: An Analysis and Discussion of Modern Equity Problems, with Notes on by George Luther Clark (1920)
"Same—options—meritorious consideration. It seems to be well settled that an option to buy land is specifically enforcible although the validity and ..."

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