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considering

1 preposition, conjunction
     
con‧sid‧er‧ing1
used to say that you are thinking about a particular fact when you are giving your opinion:
Considering the strength of the opposition, we did very well to score two goals.
considering (that)
I think we paid too much for the house, considering that we needed to get the roof repaired.
considering who/how etc
John did quite well in his exams, considering how little he studied.

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