deliberation deliberation  /dɪ ˌlɪ bə ˈreɪ ʃən/


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


  1. In the conscious deliberation group, however, the order in which information was presented had no effect on which car students chose.
  2. The jury found Speck guilty after a mere 49 minutes of deliberation and he was sentenced to the electric chair.
  3. After much deliberation, a few swaying laps around the tables, he concludes that the three girls left dancing in the club aren't up to his standards.


  1. Vierstra trial ongoing

    After a three-day trial, a Moscow jury is in deliberation on the fate of former University of Idaho student Jesse Vierstra, who is charged with one count of felony rape. Both prosecutor Michelle Evans and the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut

  2. AASD closing two schools

    After months of deliberation, the Altoona Area School District is closing Wright and Washington-Jefferson elementary schools.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Altoona Mirror

  3. Deliberation resumes in attempted murder trial

    Deliberation resumes in attempted murder trial Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:44 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 A jury will resume deliberation Tuesday in the attempted murder trial of a man accused of taking part in a shooting where gunmen fired their weapons into a home where they ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "After serious deliberation and consultation with people I respect on all sides of this issue, I have concluded that New York State cannot successfully address this problem on it's own," said Spitzer.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: WXXI

  2. "This has been one of the toughest nights of my life," Strahan told in a story released Tuesday afternoon. "But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it's just best...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Michael Strahan Source: Washington Post

  3. "After much deliberation and evaluation and soul searching between the team, the medical staff and Walter Jones," coach Jim Mora said. "It has been determined that the best thing to do for Walter, for this football team and for his future is...
    on Oct 28, 2009 By: Jim Mora Source: Seattle Times

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