Definition of considering in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsɪd(ə)rɪŋ/

preposition& conjunction

Taking into consideration: [as preposition]: considering the circumstances, Simon was remarkably phlegmatic [as conjunction]: considering that he was the youngest on the field he played well
More example sentences
  • She did a pretty OK job, I guess, considering that most of her dorm-mates didn't even start packing until after the ceremony.
  • Surely this level of support could have been built on, particularly considering that women's pro soccer had no direct competition.
  • However, considering that there were only two student positions on the board, it's questionable how influential the positions really were.


Taking everything into account: they weren’t feeling too bad, considering
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  • Three, the alternative's not so bad considering.
  • I guess the wait for the meal was about 20 minutes, not too bad considering, and I must say it was worth the wait.
  • I woke up Saturday, feeling a little rough, but not too bad considering - and the sight of bright sunlight had certainly cheered me up, I was raring to go.
all things considered, considering everything, all in all, on the whole, taking everything into consideration/account, at the end of the day, when all's said and done

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Line breaks: con|sid¦er|ing

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