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DELIBERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deliberation mean? 

DELIBERATION (noun)
  The noun DELIBERATION has 5 senses:

1. (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
2. careful consideration
3. planning something carefully and intentionally
4. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
5. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision

  Familiarity information: DELIBERATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELIBERATION (noun)


Sense 1deliberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the deliberations of the jury

Hypernyms ("deliberation" is a kind of...):

discussion; give-and-take; word (an exchange of views on some topic)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 2deliberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Careful consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

weighing; advisement; deliberation

Context example:

a little deliberation would have deterred them

Hypernyms ("deliberation" is a kind of...):

consideration (the process of giving careful thought to something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deliberation"):

think (an instance of deliberate thinking)


Sense 3deliberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Planning something carefully and intentionally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

calculation; deliberation

Context example:

it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting

Hypernyms ("deliberation" is a kind of...):

planning; preparation; provision (the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening)


Sense 4deliberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deliberateness; unhurriedness; slowness; deliberation

Hypernyms ("deliberation" is a kind of...):

pace; rate (the relative speed of progress or change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deliberation"):

leisureliness (slowness by virtue of being leisurely)

dilatoriness; procrastination (slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it)


Sense 5deliberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deliberateness; deliberation

Context example:

he was a man of judicial deliberation

Hypernyms ("deliberation" is a kind of...):

thoughtfulness (the trait of thinking carefully before acting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deliberation"):

intentionality (expressive of intentions)


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