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deliberation

noun
     
de‧lib‧e‧ra‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] careful consideration or discussion of something:
After much deliberation, first prize was awarded to Derek Murray.
deliberation of
the deliberations of committee meetings
2 [uncountable] formal if you speak or move with deliberation, you speak or move slowly and carefully

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