- The process of carefully considering or discussing something before making a decision
- A structured discussion, typically in a formal setting like a jury or legislature, where arguments for or against a particular measure are considered
- The condition of acting in a thoughtful and unhurried manner
- After extensive deliberation, the board decided to accept the merger proposal.
- The jury's deliberation lasted two days before they reached a unanimous decision.
- She was known for her slow pace and deliberation, never rushing a decision.