Meaning of “considering” in the English Dictionary

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"considering" in British English

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consideringpreposition, conjunction, adverb

uk /kənˈsɪd.ər.ɪŋ/ us /kənˈsɪd.ɚ.ɪŋ/

B2 used to mention a particular condition or fact about something, usually a disadvantage:

Considering the weather, we got here pretty quickly.
I was impressed that she found the way here, considering she'd only been here once before.

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  • His tact was exemplary, especially considering the circumstances.
  • He exhibited great self-control considering her rudeness.
  • The grant was a real godsend, especially considering the theatre was due to close next month.
  • Your car's in very good condition, considering how old it is.
  • My grandpa's attitudes are very modern, considering his age.

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

"considering" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “considering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)