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Noun: deliberation  di,li-bu'rey-shun
  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";
    - weighing, advisement
  3. Planning something carefully and intentionally
    "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting";
    - calculation
  4. A rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    - slowness, deliberateness, unhurriedness
  5. The trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    "he was a man of judicial deliberation";
    - deliberateness

Derived forms: deliberations

Type of: consideration, discussion, give-and-take, pace, planning, preparation, provision, rate, thoughtfulness, word

Encyclopedia: Deliberation