[ dih-lib-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ dɪˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən /


careful consideration before decision.
formal consultation or discussion.
deliberate quality; leisureliness of movement or action; slowness.

Origin of deliberation

1325–75; Middle English deliberacion < Latin dēlīberātiōn- (stem of dēlīberātiō), equivalent to dēlīberāt(us) (see deliberate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM deliberation

non·de·lib·er·a·tion, noun o·ver·de·lib·er·a·tion, noun pre·de·lib·er·a·tion, noun re·de·lib·er·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deliberation

/ (dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən) /


thoughtful, careful, or lengthy consideration
(often plural) formal discussion and debate, as of a committee, jury, etc
care, thoughtfulness, or absence of hurry, esp in movement or speech