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"consideration" in British English

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considerationnoun

uk   /kənˌsɪd.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  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 whole matter needs (to be given) careful consideration.

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  • consideration noun (SUBJECT/FACT)

B2 [C or U] attention to a particular subject or fact when judging something: It may be fairly cheap 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 for others! Turn your music 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 particular subject 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 financial value that is given in exchange for something else, for example, a bank loan that is made in exchange for the borrower's promise to repay it: From the wording of the agreement it was clear that the initial payment was part of the consideration. A lack of consideration is one reason why a promise to do something may not be recognized as legally binding 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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“consideration” in American English

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