considering


considering
con|sid|er|ing1 [kənˈsıdərıŋ] prep, conj
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.
considering 2
considering2 adv spoken
used after you have given an opinion, to say that something is true in spite of a situation that makes it seem surprising
He didn't look too tired, considering.

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  • considering — has been used for centuries as a preposition and conjunction meaning ‘taking into account (that)’. Like given and granted, it is grammatically independent of the subject: • It s odd that one boasts considering that no one is ever taken in by it… …   Modern English usage

  • considering — [adj] taking everything in mind all in all, all things considered, as, as long as, because, everything being equal, for, forasmuch as, inasmuch as, in consideration of, in light of, insomuch as, in view of, now, pending, seeing, since, taking… …   New thesaurus

  • considering — ► PREPOSITION & CONJUNCTION ▪ taking into consideration. ► ADVERB informal ▪ taking everything into account …   English terms dictionary

  • considering — [kən sid′ər iŋ] prep. in view of; taking into account adv. Informal taking all circumstances into account; all things considered …   English World dictionary

  • considering — con|sid|er|ing [ kən sıd(ə)rıŋ ] function word ** Considering can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Considering her lack of experience, it is surprising she has achieved so much. before words such as that, what …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • considering */*/ — UK [kənˈsɪdərɪŋ] / US [kənˈsɪd(ə)rɪŋ] preposition, conjunction Summary: Considering can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Considering her lack of experience, it is surprising she has achieved so much. before… …   English dictionary

  • considering — [[t]kənsɪ̱dərɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PREP You use considering to indicate that you are thinking about a particular fact when making a judgement or giving an opinion. He must be hoping, but considering the situation in June he may hoping for too much too… …   English dictionary

  • considering — 1 preposition, conjunction used when describing a situation, before stating a fact that you know has had an effect on that situation: Considering the strength of the opposition, we did very well to score two goals. | considering that/who/how etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Considering — Consider Con*sid er (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Considered} (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Considering}.] [F. consid[ e]rer, L. considerare, sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con + sidus, sideris, star …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • considering — /keuhn sid euhr ing/, prep. 1. taking into account; in view of: The campaign was a great success, considering the strong opposition. adv. 2. Informal. with all things considered (used only after the statement it modifies): He paints very well,… …   Universalium