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preposition, conjunction considering pronunciation in American English /kənˈsɪd(ə)rɪŋ/
Considering can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun): Considering her lack of experience, it is surprising she has achieved so much.
before words such as that, what, or how to form a conjunction. The word "that" is sometimes left out: Considering (that) he's 82, he does very well. ♦ He does very well, considering how old he is.
in spoken English, as a sentence adverb at the end of a sentence (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): He does very well, considering.

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  1. used for showing that your opinion about something is affected by a particular fact

    They've made remarkable progress, considering they only started last week.

    Considering the price we paid, it was a very disappointing meal.

    Robert played extremely well, considering how badly injured he was.

    I think these results are very satisfactory, considering.


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