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noun consideration pronunciation in American English /kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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pluralconsiderations
  1. 1
    [uncountable] careful thought before making a decision or judgment about something
    give consideration to something: We have given careful consideration to your claim for compensation.
    after serious/careful consideration (of something): After serious consideration of all the issues, the school decided to expel the three students.
    for someone’s consideration: Here are a few questions for your consideration.
    under consideration (=being thought about): One of the possibilities under consideration (=being thought about) is closing the street to motor vehicles.
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    1. a.
      [countable] something that you must think about carefully before you make a decision or judgment
      practical/ethical/political considerations
      For most people, the most important consideration in choosing a mortgage is the cost of repayments.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] a kind way of behaving that shows you care about other peoples feelings and needs
    She treats all her patients with consideration and respect.
    out of consideration for someone: Reporters stayed away out of consideration for the family.
    show consideration for someone/something: Try showing a little more consideration for others.

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