From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsiderationcon‧sid‧e‧ra‧tion /kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃən/ ●●○ noun 1 THOUGHT[uncountable] formalTHINK ABOUT careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision proposals put forward for considerationunder consideration There are several amendments under consideration.due/serious/proper etc consideration After due consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation.give something careful/full etc consideration We would have to give serious consideration to banning it altogether.deserve/merit consideration These plans definitely merit further consideration.2 → take something into consideration3 something THAT AFFECTS A DECISION[countable]THINK ABOUT a fact that you think about when you are making a decision Political rather than economic considerations influenced the location of the new factory.4 KINDNESS[uncountable]KIND the quality of thinking about other people’s feelings and being careful not to upset themconsideration for The murdered woman’s name has not been released, out of consideration for her parents. They’ve got no consideration for others. Show some consideration!5 MONEY[singular, uncountable] formalPAY FOR a payment for something, especially a service I might be able to help you, for a small consideration. a payment in consideration of (=as payment for) their servicesCOLLOCATIONSverbsgive something considerationIt’s an interesting idea and I’ll give it some consideration.deserve/merit consideration (also be worthy of consideration)He made a number of proposals that deserve consideration.need/require considerationMoney is usually the first issue that needs consideration.receive considerationAll applications for a university place receive consideration.adjectivescareful considerationAfter careful consideration I have decided not to accept your offer.serious considerationAt the time, I didn’t give his suggestion serious consideration.further considerationThe meeting was adjourned to allow time for further consideration.special considerationTwo other major difficulties need special consideration.detailed considerationEach of these matters requires detailed consideration.due/proper consideration (=the necessary and suitable consideration)A lot of building took place without due consideration for the effect it would have on the area.full consideration (=the highest amount of consideration)Our decision must be based on full consideration of the long-term consequences.urgent considerationI would be grateful if you would give this matter urgent consideration.
Examples from the Corpusconsideration• Planning need not necessarily start with detailed consideration of the content of a history study unit.• A new spaciousness had entered into his considerations.• It takes into consideration those factors which we deem relevant, and relates their significances.• The Senate will return to its consideration of illegal immigration Monday.• Cost should not be your main consideration.• The Combined Chiefs made no reply, and for Eisenhower, military considerations remained paramount.• Just about anyone who had interesting or important things to say in dance-men and women, black or white-was worthy of consideration.• Here the two are wanting - the right and the consideration.• Preparation time is a vital consideration in planning to use the software as well as in actually using it.deserve/merit consideration• If walking is one of your priorities when choosing a holiday, then this area definitely merits consideration.• One academic point in Ghosh deserves consideration.• And immigration is still refusing to see that this man deserves consideration for his sacrifice.• Notice that many such questions merit consideration when you attempt to operationalize a major political variable.• I think he should merit consideration.• Another clever scheme for massive energy storage deserves consideration.• First, number concepts are fundamental to success in work with number and thus merit consideration.Show ... consideration• This doubles the time the fans show little consideration.• She can not show consideration when she doesn't know what's the matter.• We ask both groups to be aware that the paths have a dual purpose and to show consideration for each other.• When you look at your audience you show consideration of them and their responses.in consideration of• They acquired joint and exclusive occupation of the flat in consideration of periodical payments and they therefore acquired a tenancy jointly.• This applies to gifts between spouses within s18, gifts in consideration of marriage, etc.• It can not be given in consideration of any sum under £30.• The transfer purported to transfer the property in consideration of the payment of the sum of £24,500.From Longman Business Dictionaryconsiderationcon‧sid‧e‧ra‧tion /kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] LAW something of value given by one person or group signing a contract in exchange for something given by the otherThe rent-free period is consideration for the tenant’s building work.The seller transfers the property in goods to the buyer for a money consideration, called the price.The guarantee was void as having been made for an illegal consideration (=payment that was against the law).