|1.||[ noun ] (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question|
"the deliberations of the jury"
|Related terms:||discussion plural|
|2.||[ noun ] (psychology) careful consideration|
"a little deliberation would have deterred them"
|Related terms:||consideration think advise debate|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) planning something carefully and intentionally|
"it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
|Related terms:||planning forecast|
|4.||[ noun ] a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry|
|Synonyms:||slowness unhurriedness deliberateness|
|Related terms:||pace dilatoriness leisureliness|
|5.||[ noun ] the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision|
"he was a man of judicial deliberation"
|Related terms:||thoughtfulness intentionality consider|