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English noun: deliberation

1. deliberation (communication) (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question


SamplesThe deliberations of the jury.


Broader (hypernym)discussion, give-and-take, word


Domain usageplural, plural form

2. deliberation (cognition) careful consideration


SamplesA little deliberation would have deterred them.


Synonymsadvisement, weighing


Broader (hypernym)consideration


Narrower (hyponym)think

3. deliberation (cognition) planning something carefully and intentionally


SamplesIt was the deliberation of his act that was insulting.


Synonymscalculation


Broader (hypernym)planning, preparation, provision

4. deliberation (attribute) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry


Synonymsdeliberateness, slowness, unhurriedness


Broader (hypernym)pace, rate


Narrower (hyponym)dilatoriness, leisureliness, procrastination

5. deliberation (attribute) the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision


SamplesHe was a man of judicial deliberation.


Synonymsdeliberateness


Broader (hypernym)thoughtfulness


Narrower (hyponym)intentionality









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