deliberation


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de·lib·er·a·tion

 (dĭ-lĭb′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of deliberating.
2. deliberations Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue: the deliberations of a jury.
3. Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
4. Leisureliness in motion or manner: The girl stacked the blocks with deliberation.

deliberation

(dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. thoughtful, careful, or lengthy consideration
2. (often plural) formal discussion and debate, as of a committee, jury, etc
3. care, thoughtfulness, or absence of hurry, esp in movement or speech

de•lib•er•a•tion

(dɪˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. careful consideration before decision.
2. formal consultation or discussion.
3. deliberate quality; leisureliness of movement or action; slowness.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deliberation - (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
2.deliberation - careful considerationdeliberation - careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
think - an instance of deliberate thinking; "I need to give it a good think"
3.deliberation - planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
4.deliberation - a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
leisureliness - slowness by virtue of being leisurely
dilatoriness, procrastination - slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
5.deliberation - the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation"
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
intentionality - expressive of intentions

deliberation

noun
1. consideration, thought, reflection, study, speculation, calculation, meditation, forethought, circumspection, cogitation His decision was the result of great deliberation.
2. discussion, talk, conference, exchange, debate, analysis, conversation, dialogue, consultation, seminar, symposium, colloquy, confabulation The outcome of the deliberations was inconclusive.
Quotations
"deliberation: the act of examining your bread to determine which side it is buttered on" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

deliberation

noun
1. A careful considering of a matter:
3. An exchange of views in an attempt to reach a decision:
Translations

deliberation

[dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən] N
1. (= consideration) → deliberación f, reflexión f; (= discussion) (usu pl) → deliberación f, discusión f
after due deliberationdespués de pensarlo bien
2. (= slowness) → pausa f, lentitud f; (= caution) → prudencia f

deliberation

[dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən]
n
(= consideration) → délibération f, réflexion f
after much deliberation → après mûre réflexion
(= slowness) [action] → mesure f
with great deliberation → avec mesure deliberations
npl (= discussion) → délibérations fpl, débats mpl

deliberation

n
(= consideration)Überlegung f(on zu); after due/careful deliberationnach reiflicher/sorgfältiger Überlegung
deliberations pl (= discussions)Beratungen pl (→ of, on in +dat, → über +acc)
(= purposefulness, slowness)Bedächtigkeit f

deliberation

[dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn] n
a. (consideration) → riflessione f; (discussion) → discussione f, deliberazione f
after due deliberation → dopo matura riflessione
b. (slowness) → ponderatezza, posatezza
References in classic literature ?
But that evening Edna finished her dinner alone, with forced deliberation.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
The Grand Councils of the nations were held frequently, and with more deliberation than usual.
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
To me at least, making my statement here with a deliberation with which I have never made it, the whole feeling of the moment returns.
On mature deliberation, it was decided that the whole family should go, for some years, to France; whither they sailed, carrying Emmeline with them.
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
After much deliberation, however, he consented to make a trial; and ever since that period, he has acted as a lecturing agent, under the auspices either of the American or the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.
In course of time I saw his hand appear on the other side of Miss Skiffins; but at that moment Miss Skiffins neatly stopped him with the green glove, unwound his arm again as if it were an article of dress, and with the greatest deliberation laid it on the table before her.
On their return to the vestry there was further deliberation.
Which when BEELZEBUB perceiv'd, then whom, SATAN except, none higher sat, with grave Aspect he rose, and in his rising seem'd A Pillar of State; deep on his Front engraven Deliberation sat and publick care; And Princely counsel in his face yet shon, Majestick though in ruin: sage he stood With ATLANTEAN shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest Monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as Night Or Summers Noon-tide air, while thus he spake.
The Pilgrim mounted with more deliberation, reaching, as he departed, his hand to Gurth, who kissed it with the utmost possible veneration.