• The thought process of considering, of taking multiple or specified factors into account (with of being the main corresponding adposition).
  • Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
  • The tendency to consider others.
  • A payment or other recompense for something done.
  • A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.
  • Importance, claim to notice, regard.


  • From Middle English consideracioun, from Old French consideracion, from Latin cōnsīderātiō. Synchronically analyzable as consider + -ation.

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