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consideration

noun 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 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've got no consideration for others! Could you 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, madam, I'll show you the way there myself.
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