In Acknowledgment . . . . Recognition, Reference . . . . Perception, Opinion, Thought, Speculation . . . . Judgment, Synthesis, Consolidation, Formulation, Conclusion, Criticism . . . . Imagination, Speculation, Objective, Re-motivation . . . . Responsiveness . . . . Regard . . . . Association, Attribution, Value, Standard, Measurement, Refinement, etc.
In regard to tone, measure, emphasis, comprehension, breadth, space, precision, color, range, focus, clarity, depth, flexibility, conviction, strength-- etc.
Related to Qualities, shapes, forms, units--contours, structures--hue, brightness ratio--line, contrast, tone, density, etc.
May require a Personal or Cultural or Historic orientation . . . . May be focused upon topical, thematic, philosophic, functional, disciplinary, stylistic issues . . . .
Developments may proceed through personal appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or may proceed specific to a discipline [i.e., Oil Painting, Photography, Intaglio, etc.] or disciplines . . . . or may proceed with focus upon categories of visual arts experience [i.e., aims and objectives involved with visual elements and relationships] . . . . or may proceed specific to a Historic, Cultural, Practical, Theoretical, or Topical focus.
R E F E R E N C E S
Consider vb [ME, fr. MF considerer, fr. L considerare to observe, think about, fr. com- + sider-, sidus star] vt [14c] 1: to think about carefully as a: to think of esp. with regard to taking some action [is __ing you for the job] [__ed moving to the city] b: to take into account [defendant's age must be __ed] 2: to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way [he __ed her every wish] 3: to gaze on steadily or reflectively 4: to come to judge or classify [__ thrift essential] 5: Regard [his works are well __ed abroad] 6: Suppose -vi: Reflect, Deliberate [paused a moment to __]
-syn. Consider, Study, Contemplate, Weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. Consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision [refused even to consider my proposal]. Study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae [study the plan closely]. Contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision [contemplate the consequences of refusing]. Weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence [weigh the pros and cons of the case].
Consideration n [14thc.] 1: continuous and careful thought [after long __ he agreed to their requests] 1 a: a matter weighed or taken into account when formulating an opiinion or plan [economic __s forced her to leave college] b: a taking into account 3: thoughtful and sympathetic regard 4: an opinion obtained by reflection 5: Esteem, Regard [the family built themselves a large, ugly villa . . . and became people of __ -V.S. Pritchet] 6 a: Recompense, Payment b: the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction specif: an act or forbearance or the promise thereof done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another - in consideration of; as payment or recompense for [a small fee in consideration of many kind services]
Considered adj. [ca. 1677] 1: matured by extended deliberative thought [a __ opinion] 2: viewed with respect or esteem [he did well -- his limitations]
Considerate adj  1: marked by or given to careful consideration: Circumspect 2: thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others -considerately adv. - considerateness n
1 Considerable adj [ca. 1619] 1: with consideration: Significant 2: large in extent or degree [a __ number]
2 Considerable n : a considerable amount, degree, or extent
Considering conj [15c]: inasmuch as [__ he was new at the job, he did quite well]
Evaluation 1. to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property; to evaluate an argument. 2. Math. to ascertain the numerical value of [a function, relation, etc.). [back formation from EVALUATION < F]
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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