deliberation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deliberation the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision "he was a man of judicial deliberation"
    • n deliberation a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    • n deliberation careful consideration "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
    • n deliberation planning something carefully and intentionally "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
    • n deliberation (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question "the deliberations of the jury"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV
    • Deliberation Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
    • Deliberation The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection. "Choosing the fairest way with a calm deliberation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lee De Forest, the inventor of the radio tube, was tried for fraud in 1913. He was accused of tricking the public into buying stocks in his company, the Radio Telephone Company, by making "absurd and deliberately misleading" claims about the possibility of transmitting the human voice across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • n deliberation The act of deliberating; the act of weighing and examining conflicting reasons or principles; consideration; mature reflection.
    • n deliberation Mutual discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure: as, the deliberations of a legislative body or a council.
    • n deliberation Slowness in decision or action: as, he spoke with the greatest deliberation.
    • n deliberation In criminal law, reflection, however brief, upon the act before committing it; fixed and determined purpose, as distinguished from sudden impulse. Synonyms and Thoughtfulness, meditation, cogitation, circumspection, wariness, caution, coolness, prudence. Consultation, conference.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Deliberation the act of deliberating: mature reflection: calmness: coolness
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Quotations

  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
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    “Where both deliberate, the love is slight: Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
    Charles E. Popplestone
    “Those who commence deliberately. They plod on. They stick to it. They persevere and finally reap their rewards.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “Opportunity is lost by deliberation.”
  • Andrew Jackson
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    “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
  • Pete Johnson
    Pete Johnson
    “Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deliberatio,: cf. F. délibération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deliberāre, -ātumde, inten., and librāre, to weigh—libra, a balance.

Usage

In literature:

This is the final deliberation of us all, O thou who hearest with thy eyes!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It may no longer be part of a deliberate, calculated policy of murder by the German Government.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
Deliberately and noisily I strode down the porch and entered the room with the smoking men.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
In former days authors valued themselves upon the maturity and fulness of their deliberations.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
His manner still retained a little of its deliberation, but towards Arnold especially he was more than courteous.
"The Lighted Way" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I must say a few more words, however, about this latter process of voluntary and deliberate attention.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
He turned deliberately and faced them.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Mr. Thompson folded up the sheets with deliberate precision, replaced them in the envelope and tucked the envelope in his pocket.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Here for the first time he stopped to take deliberate stock of his surroundings.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
She took it up deliberately, looked at it, and as deliberately stuck it into her belt.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

Penguin, static traveler,
deliberate priest of the cold,
I salute your vertical salt
and envy your plumed pride.
"Magellanic Penguin" by Pablo Neruda
Their Deliberation's o'er,
How shall I the Crisis meet?
Hark! I hear the opening door: ...
Silence and Awe attend their feet!
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Grudge not deliberation's time,
Lest you should be too severe;
When Justice must believe a crime,
She lends it her most tardy ear.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Till sullen thunder from the cave
Of twilight with deliberate swell
Whispers the air his darkening slave
To loose the nether bolts of hell
"The Traveller" by Allen Tate
And all the swarthy afternoon
We watched the great deliberate sun
Walk through the crimsoned hazy world,
Counting his hilltops one by one.
"The Eavesdropper" by Bliss William Carman
I rest my body on your grass,
And let my brain repose in you;
I feel these living moments pass,
And, from within myself to those far places
To be imagined in your times and spaces,
Deliberate the various acts you do: —
"Gravity" by Harold Munro

In news:

The story of the spectacular rise and fall of John Edwards, with its sordid can't-look-away dimensions, is moving slowly but deliberately to its conclusion here in North Carolina.
The real sea change in Wednesday night's convention lay not in the depth and reach of the deliberate distortions, which were admittedly breathtaking.
For jurors, deliberations devoid of Twitter, TV.
During budget deliberations last spring and summer, the Chamber requested $10,000 from the county.
Civil disobedience involves deliberately breaking the law, nonviolently, to call attention to injustice.
Here's some more facts about Obamacare that are either not mentioned or deliberately distorted by the Republican UnTruth Machine and the propagandists of right-wing talk radio.
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority now has a thorough report to use as a guideline in the deliberations over which desalination plant proposal to support.
Documents from the archives of the Holy See reveal the deliberations among papal censors over how to deal with The Power and the Glory—and wise counsel from an unexpected source.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" is, deliberately, a silly musical.
A once-buff Utah personal trainer has deliberately stopped exercising and watching his diet in an effort to empathize with overweight clients.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — A once-buff Utah personal trainer has deliberately stopped exercising and watching his diet in an effort to empathize with overweight clients.
Director Zal Batmanglij's deliberately sketchy and impressionistic thriller leaves the ending open for the audience to interpret themselves.
Thomas Hudner deliberately crashed his F4U Corsair into a North Korean mountain to rescue a downed pilot in December 1950, and received the nation's highest military honor.
When the board of a public body goes into executive session in the middle of an open meeting and specifically excludes staff from its deliberations, it is usually not a good sign.
Answers came at a deliberate pace.
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In science:

From a theoretical standpoint, we proved that deliberately delaying repairs cannot provide further gain in term of communication costs.
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes
Additional guidance is also expected from a probabilistic point of view, deliberately avoided as well in this paper.
Robust Estimation through Schoenberg transformations
J 2), but otherwise can be deliberately generated to have control parameters in further processes which will use the state.
Characterization process of emission sources of spin entangled pairs with several species
The key point is that deliberation is to their mutual benefit, and coherence is their goal.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
We note first that, as stated, the principle is wide-ranging in applicability, but (deliberately) non-constructive.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
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