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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 words such as that, what, or how to form a conjunction. The word "that" is sometimes left out: Considering (that) he's 82, he does very well. He does very well, considering how old he is. - in spoken English, as a sentence adverb at the end of a sentence (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): He does very well, considering.
used for showing that your opinion about something is affected by a particular fact

They've made remarkable progress, considering they only started last week.

Considering the price we paid, it was a very disappointing meal.

Robert played brilliantly, considering how badly injured he was.

I think these results are very satisfactory, considering.


English dictionary. 2014.

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