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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sid·er·ation /kənˌsɪdəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sid·er·a·tion n.
 1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
    Let us think with consideration.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    Consideration, like an angel, came.   --Shak.
 2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
    The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration.   --D. Webster.
    The consideration with which he was treated.   --Whewell.
 3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
    Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church.   --Newman.
 4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
    Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin.   --Addison.
 5. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
 6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
    He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum.   --Dryden.
    Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment.   --Macaulay.
 7. Law The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.
 Note:Consideration is what is done, or promised to be done, in exchange for a promise, and “as a mere advantage to the promisor without detriment to the promisee would not avail, the proper test is detriment to the promisee.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the process of giving careful thought to something
      2: information that should be kept in mind when making a
         decision; "another consideration is the time it would
         take" [syn: circumstance, condition]
      3: a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of
         the traffic problem took more than an hour"
      4: kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no
         consideration for her feelings" [syn: considerateness, thoughtfulness]
         [ant: inconsideration, inconsideration]
      5: a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
         [syn: retainer]
      6: a considerate and thoughtful act [syn: thoughtfulness]