consideration

Definitions

  • Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus
    Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n consideration a considerate and thoughtful act
    • n consideration kind and considerate regard for others "he showed no consideration for her feelings"
    • n consideration the process of giving careful thought to something
    • n consideration information that should be kept in mind when making a decision "another consideration is the time it would take"
    • n consideration a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting) "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
    • n consideration a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consideration Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence. "The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration .""The consideration with which he was treated."
    • Consideration Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence. "Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin."
    • Consideration That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason. "He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations , to search an asylum.""Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment."
    • Consideration The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention. "Let us think with consideration .""Consideration , like an angel, came."
    • Consideration (Law) The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.
    • Consideration The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
    • Consideration Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice. "Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consideration The act of considering; mental view; regard; notice: as, to take into consideration the probable consequences.
    • n consideration Careful reflection; serious deliberation.
    • n consideration Contemplation; observation; heed: with of: as, he was acquitted in consideration of his youth.
    • n consideration Thoughtful, sympathetic, appreciative, or deserved regard or respect: with for before the subject considered: as, consideration for the feelings of others is the mark of a gentleman.
    • n consideration Some degree of importance; claim to notice or regard; place in or hold upon regard, attention, or thought.
    • n consideration That which is or should be considered; a subject of reflection or deliberation; a matter of import or consequence; something taken or to be taken into account: as, the public good should be the controlling consideration with a statesman.
    • n consideration Recompense for trouble, service rendered, or the like; remuneration.
    • n consideration In law, that which a contracting party accepts as an equivalent for a service rendered; the sum or thing given, or service rendered, in exchange for something else, or the sum, thing,or service received in exchange for something; the price of a promise or a transfer of property. This may consist either in a benefit to the promisor or a burden assumed by the promisee, or both. A contract must be mutual, and one side is the consideration of the other. A promise made without any such counter compensation or equivalent may be binding in morals, but the law does not recognize it as a contract nor compel its performance. It is not essential that a consideration be an equivalent in a commercial sense, nor even that it have any commercial value. Even exoneration from a moral obligation which could not be enforced at law may be a consideration for an express promise to perform it: thus, where a debtor, after a legal discharge in bankruptcy or by the statute of limitations, without having paid any thing, recognizes his moral obligation to pay, and makes an express promise to do so, the moral obligation is deemed a sufficient consideration to make the promise a legal contract.
    • n consideration Synonyms and Attention, reflection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Consideration deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation, reward: the reason or basis of a compact:
    • Consideration (law) the thing given or done or abstained from by agreement with another, and in view of that other giving, doing, or abstaining from something
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.”
  • Luis Albert Machado
    Luis Albert Machado
    “The level of the development of a country is determined, in considerable part, by the level of development of its people's intelligence.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.”
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    “The only true source of politeness is consideration.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight%20D.%20Eisenhower
    “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”
  • Mary Mccarthy
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    “In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consideratio,: cf. F. considération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. considerāre, supposed to have been orig. a term of augury—con, and sidus, sideris, a star.

Usage

In literature:

I commend the subject to your early and favorable consideration.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The Department of State has now this subject under consideration.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
He did not appear to talk much, and yet the sum of his information was considerable.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
It is these considerations which determine the nature of the war.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
Continued to descend considerably, until we reached the Nam-thuga, thence the descent increased considerably.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
MUNJEET, or Indian madder, deserving of more consideration.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Such, for a considerable space of time, was the outward form of the loan of 1777, in which Mr. Benfield had no sort of concern.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
After three months' consideration my plan was made.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
The two points for practical consideration are, how to economise a glut, and how to avoid destruction by frost.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
His cares, at such a period, are too considerate to suffer him to be noisy.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
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In poetry:

A tall, strapping shot, you, considerate hunter,
Phantom with gun at the flood of my soul,
Do not destroy me now as a traitor,
As fodder for feeling, crumbled up small!
"A tall, strapping shot, you, considerate hunter..." by Boris Pasternak
The Republicans are for gold,
And the nation as it is;
Take this in consideration.
In eighteen seventy-nine
Taxes must be paid in gold,
If Hayes and Wheeler gain election.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore
Three cheers for Cooper and Cary,
Hurrah, boys, hurrah;
Three cheers for our nation,
In peace and in war;
If it were not for our laboring men,
What would our nation do — Take this in consideration.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore
Such wants and wishes now appear'd,
To make them larger Beauty fear'd;
Yet lest her silence might produce
From jealous Sisters more abuse,
Considerately good, she chose,
The emblem of herself,—a Rose.
"Beauty And The Beast" by Charles Lamb
"A baby who is wicked at the early age of one,
And then reforms - and dies at thirty-six a spotless son,
Is never, never saddled with his babyhood's defect,
But earns from worthy men consideration and respect.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
PERHAPS too far in these considerate days
Has patience carried her submissive ways;
Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek,
To take one blow, and turn the other cheek;
It is not written what a man shall do,
If the rude caitiff smite the other too!
"Non-Resistance" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The city council has asked MnDOT to consider dropping the far west bypass from consideration for the time being, but MnDOT has not decided if it will or not.
Akhmad Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed candidate for the leadership of Chechnya, is being called the winner of Sunday's presidential election in the troubled Russian republic by a considerable margin.
"considerate and courteous behavior, especially shown by a man toward women" (from online Bing Dictionary).
Critical Considerations for Clean Room Conveyors.
Considerations, tips and best practices from restaurants with experience.
Louis-based Panera Bread has been using communal tables for about 10 years, during which the company has gathered some best practices and considerations.
In May, 2004, the border of the European Union (EU) will shift eastward such that the new frontier will be made up by Ukraine, Belarus, and a considerably longer Russian border.
Total cash consideration paid to the selling shareholders was 190.2 million.
It's certainly not a shocking revelation that enterprise customers don't want to be tied to any one cloud service, but a new survey commissioned by Rackspace shows 86 percent see portability as a key consideration when choosing a provider.
Untangling the complex considerations involved in determining a coating's true cost will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.
A review of how magnetic pulse welding works, in what applications it can be used, and what considerations users must take to perform it properly.
That is unusual, as Friedman is recognized as a world class systems thinker and international policy makers have paid considerable attention to him in the past.
The safety of Krone Cool Liners is considerably increased by the stabilizing system RSS (Roll Stability Support).
Gaithersburg officials, faced with considerable political resistance, had rejected several sites for a center where day laborers could gather to meet employers.
Laid low by a layaway I went over to my haberdasher's the other day and, for a considerable sum of money, bought three new shirts and a jacket of Navy blue.
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In science:

It is the hope that this letter stimulates such further considerations.
Conditions for the local manipulation of Gaussian states
The two models used are necessarily rather primitive. Efficiency considerations prompt us to use models that employ lattice approximations.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Both problems under consideration are not likely to affect the AB interaction parameter.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
From the above considerations, one may think that the SO(32) theory would decay into the supersymmetric heterotic theory compactified on S 1 , whose gauge group is SO(31), or its subgroup with the rank fifteen.
Properties of String Theory on Kaluza-Klein Melvin Background
By considering Y ∼ σ0 , eq. (17) means that there is a considerable overlap of the two wave packets emerging from the two slits on the screen and, in consequence, SQM does not predict symmetrical detection.
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
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