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

 de·lib·er·a·tion /dɪˌlɪbəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·a·tion n.
 1. The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
    Choosing the fairest way with a calm deliberation.   --W. Montagu.
 2. Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the
           deliberations of the jury"
      2: careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have
         deterred them" [syn: weighing, advisement]
      3: planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the
         deliberation of his act that was insulting" [syn: calculation]
      4: a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry [syn: slowness,
          deliberateness, unhurriedness]
      5: the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a
         man of judicial deliberation" [syn: deliberateness]