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consideringpreposition, conjunction, adverb

uk   /kənˈsɪd.ər.ɪŋ/  us   /-ɚ-/
B2 used to ​mention a ​particularcondition or ​fact about something, usually a ​disadvantage: Considering the ​weather, we got here ​prettyquickly. I was ​impressed that she ​found the way here, considering she'd only been here ​once before.

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(Definition of considering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consideringpreposition, conjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /kənˈsɪd·ər·ɪŋ/
used to ​mention a ​condition or ​fact that has an ​influence, esp. a disadvantageous one, on something ​else that you ​want to ​mention: Considering the ​weather, they were lucky to get here at all.
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