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deliberation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliberation  \De*lib`er*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  deliberatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]lib['e]ration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  deliberating,  or  of  weighing  and  examining  the 
  reasons  for  and  against  a  choice  or  measure;  careful 
  consideration;  mature  reflection. 
 
  Choosing  the  fairest  way  with  a  calm  deliberation. 
  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  2.  Careful  discussion  and  examination  of  the  reasons  for  and 
  against  a  measure;  as  the  deliberations  of  a  legislative 
  body  or  council. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deliberation 
  n  1:  (usually  plural)  discussion  of  all  sides  of  a  question;  "the 
  deliberations  of  the  jury" 
  2:  careful  consideration;  "a  little  deliberation  would  have 
  deterred  them"  [syn:  {weighing},  {advisement}] 
  3:  planning  something  carefully  and  intentionally;  "it  was  the 
  deliberation  of  his  act  that  was  insulting"  [syn:  {calculation}] 
  4:  a  rate  demonstrating  an  absence  of  haste  or  hurry  [syn:  {slowness}, 
  {deliberateness},  {unhurriedness}] 
  5:  the  trait  of  thoughtfulness  in  action  or  decision;  "he  was  a 
  man  of  judicial  deliberation"  [syn:  {deliberateness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DELIBERATION,  n.  The  act  of  examining  one's  bread  to  determine  which 
  side  it  is  buttered  on 
 
 




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