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Meaning of “consideration” in the English Dictionary

"consideration" in British English

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considerationnoun

uk   us   /kənˌsɪd.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
  • consideration noun (CAREFUL THINKING)

B2 [U] the ​act of ​thinking about something ​carefully: After some consideration, we've ​decided to ​sell the ​house. The ​wholematterneeds (to be given) careful consideration.

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  • consideration noun (SUBJECT/FACT)

B2 [C or U] attention to a ​particularsubject or ​fact when ​judging something: It may be ​fairlycheap to ​buy, but you've got to take into consideration the ​money you'll ​spend on ​repairs. Comfort/Safety is an ​important consideration.

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  • consideration noun (CARE)

C2 [U] behaviour that is ​kind and ​considers people's ​feelings: You have no consideration forothers! Turn ​yourmusic down and show a little consideration for the ​neighbours! We didn't ​publish the ​details, out of consideration for the victim's ​family.
  • consideration noun (MONEY)

[C] old-fashioned or humorous a ​payment for a ​service: For a ​small consideration, ​sir, I'll show you the way there myself.
(Definition of consideration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consideration" in American English

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considerationnoun

 us   /kənˌsɪd·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
  • consideration noun (CARING ABOUT)

[U] the ​act, ​state, or ​quality of ​caring about or ​respecting: He ​showed very little consideration for anyone but himself.
  • consideration noun (THINKING ABOUT)

[C/U] the ​particularsubject or thing a ​person might ​think about or do something about: [C] Financial considerations were a ​factor in the ​decision. [U] You should take his ​youth into consideration before you ​punish him.
(Definition of consideration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consideration" in Business English

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considerationnoun

uk   us   /kənˌsɪdərˈeɪʃən/
[C or U] LAW in a ​contract, something with ​financialvalue that is given in ​exchange for something else, for ​example, a ​bankloan that is made in ​exchange for the borrower's promise to ​repay it: From the ​wording of the ​agreement it was ​clear that the ​initialpayment was ​part of the consideration. A ​lack of consideration is one reason why a promise to do something may not be ​recognized as ​legallybinding by a ​court of ​law.
[C] formal an ​amount of ​money as ​payment for a ​service: He ​agreed to do the ​job for a ​small consideration.
(Definition of consideration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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