consideration

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. thought, deliberation, contemplation, reflection, rumination; care, regard; esteem, deference; attention, notice; importance, consequence; motive, reason, ground, basis; gratuity, fee, compensation. See benevolence, respect, cause, qualification.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of considering]
Syn. reflection, study, deliberation, forethought; see attention 1 , reflection 1 , thought 1 .
2. [The state of being considerate]
Syn. kindliness, thoughtfulness, attentiveness, concern; see courtesy 1 , kindness 1 , tolerance 1 .
3. [Payment]
Syn. remuneration, compensation, recompense, fee; see compensation , payment 1 .
4. [Something to be considered]
Syn. factor, point, concern, situation, problem, judgment, notion, fancy, perplexity, puzzle, proposal, difficulty, incident, evidence, New development, occurrence, state, estate, pass, occasion, motive, cause, exigency, emergency, idea, thought, minutiae, plan, particulars, items, scope, extent, magnitude; see also event 1 , opinion 1 .
in consideration of,
Syn. because of, on account of, in return for; see considering , for .
on no consideration,
Syn. not for any reason, on no account, by no means; see never .
take into consideration,
Syn. take into account, weigh, keep in mind; see consider 1 , 3 .
under consideration,
Syn. being thought over, being discussed, being evaluated; see considered 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. thought study, regard, attention, reflection, contemplation, analysis, review, examination.
2. thoughtfulness kindness, benevolence, respect, accommodation, courtesy, solicitude, tact.
3. factor concern, issue, extent, problem, point.
4. compensation recompense, fee, payment, remuneration, reward.
ANT.: 2. thoughtlessness, rudeness, carelessness
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A careful considering of a matter: advisement, calculation, deliberation, lucubration, study. See THOUGHTS. 2. Concentration of the mental powers on something: attention, attentiveness, concentration, heedfulness, regardfulness. See EXCITE. 3. Thoughtful attention: attentiveness, concern, regard, solicitude, thoughtfulness. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, KIND, TREAT WELL. 4. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking: account, admiration, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, honor, regard, respect. See RESPECT. 5. Something given in exchange for goods or services rendered: compensation, payment, recompense, remuneration. See PAY.

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  • considération — CONSIDÉRATION. sub. f. Action par laquelle on considère, on examine. Cela est digne de considération. Cela mérite considération, demande une longue considération, beaucoup de considération. f♛/b] En ce sens, il signifie au pluriel, Réflexions,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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