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 ?
We waited therefore with the greatest impatience, for the return of Edward in order to impart to him the result of our Deliberations.
The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.
Generally, such men in all deliberations find ease to be of the negative side, and affect a credit to object and foretell difficulties; for when propositions are denied, there is an end of them; but if they be allowed, it requireth a new work; which false point of wisdom is the bane of business.
The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery of truth.
Whence could it have proceeded, that the Athenians, a people who would not suffer an army to be commanded by fewer than ten generals, and who required no other proof of danger to their liberties than the illustrious merit of a fellow-citizen, should consider one illustrious citizen as a more eligible depositary of the fortunes of themselves and their posterity, than a select body of citizens, from whose common deliberations more wisdom, as well as more safety, might have been expected?
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
The fact that the sun is nearly down," the Grave Person said, "is immaterial, but the fact that he did not consult his timepiece and make answer after due deliberation and consideration is fatal.
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.
There was no moment of deliberation, no interval of repose between the thought and its fulfillment.
Not but that there are even now some particular magistrates invested with supreme power to decide, as judges, those things which the law cannot, as being one of those cases which comes not properly under its jurisdiction; for of those which can there is no doubt: since then laws comprehend some things, but not all, it is necessary to enquire and consider which of the two is preferable, that the best man or the best law should govern; for to reduce every subject which can come under the deliberation of man into a law is impossible.
greatest deliberation, and after the fullest evidence of your
He helped himself to whiskey and water with great deliberation.