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deliberation(dĭ-lĭbˌə-rāˈshən)

(noun) - careful consideration

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EXAMPLES - Deliberation in a Sentence

  1. The discussion of the deliberation is interesting. (source)
  2. There is precious little "deliberation" and much posturing. (source)
  3. A deliberation is a weighing-up, as a propaedeutic to action. (source)
  4. And, amongst the items up for deliberation is this little gem: (source)
  5. To determine rules governing its deliberation, that is, to say, its own by-laws. (source)
  6. So there isn't that kind of deliberation, that kind of thoughtfulness in between. (source)
  7. But it sure is depressing what passes for "deliberation" in our legislative bodies. (source)
  8. The result of their deliberation was a decree, dated June 6, 1635, to which Sir John (source)
  9. He chose the word troglodyte with deliberation; it comes from a Greek word meaning cave dweller. (source)
  10. Housewives go about their work with restful deliberation, which is trying, however, to one in haste. (source)
  11. All my deliberation is foolish anyway as I will probably be completely overwhelmed by my first con-experience. (source)
  12. And he did think the matter over; and the result of his deliberation was a determination to send us to the school. (source)
  13. The first of them I will call deliberation, in order to approximate it as closely as possible to the preceding decision. (source)
  14. There should really be two kindergarten methods -- one based on the idea of deliberation, the other on that of expression. (source)
  15. And so in one sense, perhaps, we don't get quite the kind of deliberation that we would like to get from our representatives. (source)
  16. That belief is being eroded daily with these challenges to the idea of deliberation and debate based on knowledge, reason and persuasion. (source)
  17. She regarded the two for a long candid minute and then, turning away, changed the conversation with that flat deliberation which is a gift. (source)
  18. So, yes, it's a matter of speaking out, and writing letters, and voicing some kind of deliberation on this issue because it is so important. (source)
  19. And it is called deliberation; because it is a putting an end to the liberty we had of doing, or omitting, according to our own appetite, or aversion. (source)
  20. It does not prove the claim that online deliberation is rapidly becoming fractured and that "the Internet is in danger of narrowing the spectrum of debate." (source)
  21. And they probably came to think that the second count was false pretence: but the length of their deliberation is a satisfactory addition to the value of the whole. (source)
  22. Here the lay judges get a chance to question the victim and they sit in deliberation with the professional judges to decide not just guilt or innocence, but also the sentencing. (source)
  23. This grave sort of deliberation which is met with among certain classes, and in certain provinces of the Union, has often struck me as a curious feature of our national character. (source)
  24. England needed an immediate response and produced it, drawing level with a maiden Test try from Cole after a lengthy deliberation from the Italian television official Carlo Damasco. (source)
  25. Knowledge it obviously is not, because men do not inquire about what they know, and Good Counsel is a kind of deliberation, and the man who is deliberating is inquiring and calculating. (source)
  26. Therefore in the former case we have not yet got excellence in deliberation, which is rightness with regard to the expedient-rightness in respect both of the end, the manner, and the time. (source)
  27. But a second point is equally important: RC theory and its model of utility maximization is only one out of a range of possible specifications of the idea of deliberation and purposiveness. (source)
  28. And as the whole chain of appetites alternate in the question of good or bad is called deliberation; so the whole chain of opinions alternate in the question of true or false is called doubt. (source)
  29. The point of deliberation is to make sound decisions about how to act after a review of the relevant considerations and a chance for all parties to the decision to put the case for their views. (source)
  30. Axelrod called the deliberation process, which has lasted more than two months, a necessity when considering the lives of American troops involved and the enormous investment by the United States. (source)
  31. There was a kind of deliberation in the way in which he forced his thoughts into this channel; it made an outlet for a fierce bitterness of spirit, which some imperious instinct forbade him to spend on Kitty. (source)
  32. And he is, gave an excellent speech and I think the policy, although it's very extended period of deliberation which is now behind us, is a good one, and I'm confident the president will do exactly as he says. (source)
  33. My mind, therefore, was bent on averting this catastrophe, with an intensity which the interest could not have produced had it referred to my own fortunes; and the result of my deliberation was a firm resolution to depart from Osbaldistone (source)
  34. And I can guarantee you, the Democrats, whether they're for or against John Roberts, Judge Roberts, are going to do their best to make certain that we have the kind of deliberation, the kind of questioning that really gets to the heart of the matter. (source)
  35. Indeed, some deliberative democrats do emphasize deliberation in legislative assemblies though in general deliberative democrats favor a more broadly egalitarian approach to deliberation, which is vulnerable to the kinds of worries raised by Schumpeter and Downs. (source)
  36. Music and song are supplied by Apollo and the Muses; Gan-y-me'de and He'be are the cup-bearers, Hermes and Iris are the messengers; but Themis, in whom is impersonated the idea of deliberation and of relative rights, is the summoner of the Great Assembly of the gods in the (source)
  37. McCain said Wednesday in an interview on CNN's American Morning that Obama "gave an excellent speech and I think the policy, although it's very extended period of deliberation which is now behind us, is a good one, and I'm confident the president will do exactly as he says." (source)
  38. What usually happens is that after a period of "deliberation," these officials do exactly as they are told, selling the capitulation to the taxpayers as a way to supposedly preserve tax revenue (if we keep the jobs, we keep the income, which is taxed, which preserves our tax base ...). (source)
  39. I wonder how much of this deliberation is driven by the administration realizing that the Bush administration so badly compromised the integrity of any civil trial by its extralegal treatment of KSM while in custody that they are no longer confident in their ability to get a conviction. (source)
  40. "The journal focuses on the use of electronic and information technologies in deliberation over democratic policy and decision making processes, community governance as well as governance in non-political domains such as corporate, open project, online community and social network contexts" (source)
  41. What we call decision is an idea which decides us because it exercises more power over us than the others do; what we term deliberation is a hesitancy between two or three ideas which at the moment have equal force; what we name volition is an idea, and what we call will is our understanding applied to facts. (source)
  42. My mind, therefore, was bent on averting this catastrophe, with an intensity which the interest could not have produced had it referred to my own fortunes; and the result of my deliberation was a firm resolution to depart from Osbaldistone Hall the next day and wend my way without loss of time to meet Owen at Glasgow. (source)
  43. At first to a few listeners, afterwards openly amongst the rank and file, he abused Fabius, calling his deliberation indolence and his caution cowardice, attributing to him faults akin to his real virtues, and by disparaging his superior-a vile practice which, through its often proving successful, is steadily on the increase-he tried to exalt himself. (source)
  44. Thus, while institutional innovation in China might focus on a truly empowered - yet checked - elected house, the U.S. would benefit from the type of long-term deliberation offered by bodies such as a meritocratic upper house and some entity with the responsibility for continuity of governance that stands as a unifying symbol in an ever more diverse society. (source)
  45. These occurrences are equally important for what they indicate about McCain's governing style as they are for their impact upon democratic process: impulsive acts that rely on drama and theatrical posture rather than substantive reasoning and long-term deliberation; a strong willingness to sacrifice substantive reasoning, deliberative process, and even prior structures and agreements to immediate political need; an attempt to reach outcomes through last minute stage management rather than substantive argument. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 39.0, which suggests that "deliberation" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


DELIBERATION SYNONYMS

We have 27 synonyms for deliberation.

application, attention, brainwork, calculation, care, carefulness, caution, cerebration, circumspection, cogitation, confabulation, conference, consideration, consultation, debate, forethought, heed, meditation, prudence, purpose, rap, ratiocination, reflection, speculation, study, ventilation, wariness


DELIBERATION ANTONYMS

We have 10 antonyms for deliberation.

carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, ignorance, imprudence, inattention, neglect, negligence, praise, thoughtlessness


PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION

Pronunciation: (dĭ-lĭbˌə-rāˈshən)

Syllabification: de-er-a-tion


DEFINITIONS

View up to 25 definitions of deliberation from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.


from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) The act or process of deliberating.
  2. (noun) Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue: the deliberations of a jury.
  3. (noun) Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
  4. (noun) Leisureliness in motion or manner: The girl stacked the blocks with deliberation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
  2. (noun) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
  2. (noun) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) The act of deliberating; the act of weighing and examining conflicting reasons or principles; consideration; mature reflection.
  2. (noun) Mutual discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure: as, the deliberations of a legislative body or a council.
  3. (noun) Slowness in decision or action: as, he spoke with the greatest deliberation.
  4. (noun) In criminal law, reflection, however brief, upon the act before committing it; fixed and determined purpose, as distinguished from sudden impulse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) careful consideration
  2. (noun) the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
  3. (noun) (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
  4. (noun) planning something carefully and intentionally
  5. (noun) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry