Definitions of consideration

  1. the process of giving careful thought to something
  2. a discussion of a topic ( as in a meeting); " consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
  3. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  4. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  5. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  6. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
  7. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
  8. 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.
  9. The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.
  10. The act of taking thought or reflecting; claim to notice; importance; mature thought; regard for others; thoughtfulness.
  11. Deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation: the reason or basis of a compact.
  12. Act of considering; deliberation; importance; reason; basis of a compact; allowance.
  13. The act of considering.
  14. Thoughtful and kindly feeling or treatment.
  15. A circumstance to be considered.
  16. Something given or paid; remuneration.
  17. Importance; consequence.
  18. The act of considering; regard; serious deliberation; meditation; motive of action; influence; important reason; compensation; the price or motive of a stipulation.
  19. Mature thought; reflection; regard; claim to notice; that which induces to an agreement, as in a contract or bargain.