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 ?
During his absence we faithfully complied with his Desire and after the most mature Deliberation, at length agreed that the best thing we could do was to leave the House; of which we every moment expected the officers of Justice to take possession.
"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.
I will not amuse you with an appearance of deliberation when I have decided.
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.
IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with deliberation and consent, the task of framing it has not been committed to an assembly of men, but has been performed by some individual citizen of preeminent wisdom and approved integrity.
There was no moment of deliberation, no interval of repose between the thought and its fulfillment.
greatest deliberation, and after the fullest evidence of your
He helped himself to whiskey and water with great deliberation. "I was under the impression--that his hair covered his ears."
There was something fungoid in the oily brown skin, something in the clumsy deliberation of the tedi- ous movements unspeakably nasty.
Other books were produced, and after some deliberation he chose Fordyce's Sermons.
After much deliberation, the Captain took twelve Sandwich Islanders on board, for the service of the factory, should there be one in existence, and proceeded on his voyage.
But these measures are each too violent to be adopted without some deliberation; at present my thoughts are fluctuating between various schemes.