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consideration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consideration  \Con*sid`er*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  consideratio:  cf  F. 
  consid?ration.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  considering;  continuous  careful 
  thought;  examination;  contemplation;  deliberation; 
  attention. 
 
  Let  us  think  with  consideration.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  Consideration,  like  an  angel,  came  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Attentive  respect;  appreciative  regard;  --  used  especially 
  in  diplomatic  or  stately  correspondence. 
 
  The  undersigned  has  the  honor  to  repeat  to  Mr 
  Hulseman  the  assurance  of  his  high  consideration. 
  --D.  Webster. 
 
  The  consideration  with  which  he  was  treated. 
  --Whewell. 
 
  3.  Thoughtful  or  sympathetic  regard  or  notice. 
 
  Consideration  for  the  poor  is  a  doctrine  of  the 
  church.  --Newman. 
 
  4.  Claim  to  notice  or  regard;  some  degree  of  importance  or 
  consequence. 
 
  Lucan  is  the  only  author  of  consideration  among  the 
  Latin  poets  who  was  not  explained  for  .  .  .  the 
  Dauphin.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  The  result  of  delibration,  or  of  attention  and 
  examonation;  matured  opinion;  a  reflection;  as 
  considerations  on  the  choice  of  a  profession. 
 
  6.  That  which  is  or  should  be  taken  into  account  as  a 
  ground  of  opinion  or  action  motive;  reason. 
 
  He  was  obliged,  antecedent  to  all  other 
  considerations,  to  search  an  asylum.  --Dryden. 
 
  Some  considerations  which  are  necessary  to  the 
  forming  of  a  correct  judgment.  --Macaulay. 
 
  7.  (Law)  The  cause  which  moves  a  contracting  party  to  enter 
  into  an  agreement;  the  material  cause  of  a  contract;  the 
  price  of  a  stripulation;  compensation;  equivalent. 
  --Bouvier. 
 
  Note:  Consideration  is  what  is  done  or  promised  to  be  done 
  in  exchange  for  a  promise,  and  ``as  a  mere  advantage  to 
  the  promisor  without  detriment  to  the  promisee  would 
  not  avail,  the  proper  test  is  detriment  to  the 
  promisee.''  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consideration 
  n  1:  the  process  of  giving  careful  thought  to  something 
  2:  information  that  should  be  kept  in  mind  when  making  a 
  decision;  "another  consideration  is  the  time  it  would 
  take"  [syn:  {circumstance},  {condition}] 
  3:  a  discussion  of  a  topic  (as  in  a  meeting);  "consideration  of 
  the  traffic  problem  took  more  than  an  hour" 
  4:  kind  and  considerate  regard  for  others  "he  showed  no 
  consideration  for  her  feelings"  [syn:  {considerateness},  {thoughtfulness}] 
  [ant:  {inconsideration},  {inconsideration}] 
  5:  a  fee  charged  for  work  done  [syn:  {retainer}] 
  6:  a  considerate  and  thoughtful  act  [syn:  {thoughtfulness}] 




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