What is the difference between Consideration and Constraints?

The difference between consideration and constraints

is that "consideration" is the thought process of considering, of taking multiple or specified factors into account and "constraints" is something that constrains; a restriction.




  • The thought process of considering, of taking multiple or specified factors into account (with of being the main corresponding adposition).
  • Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
  • The tendency to consider others.
  • A payment or other recompense for something done.
  • (law) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.
  • Importance, claim to notice, regard.

Related terms

  • considered (adjective)
  • consider
  • considerable
  • considerate
  • considerateness
  • inconsideration
  • reconsideration


  • After much consideration, I have decided to stay.
  • Synonyms: deliberation, thought
  • Consideration of environmental effects is needed when choosing material.
  • In consideration of the day and hour of my birth, it was declared by the nurse, and by some sage women in the neighbourhood who had taken a lively interest in me several months before there was any possibility of our becoming personally acquainted, first, that I was destined to be unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged to see ghosts and spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the small hours on a Friday night.
  • Synonyms: factor, motive, reason
  • You showed remarkable consideration in giving up your place for your friend.
  • Will you noisy children show some consideration and stop your infernal screaming? I’m trying to study!
  • Sure I’ll move my car, but only for a consideration.
  • Consideration is an intention to create legal relations.
  • In consideration of the performance of B’s obligations hereunder, A hereby grants to B’s personal license.
  • […] settled down on a small property he had near Quimper to live for the rest of his days in peace; but the failure of an attorney left him suddenly penniless, and neither he nor his wife was willing to live in penury where they had enjoyed consideration.


  • Something that constrains; a restriction.
  • An irresistible force or compulsion.
  • The repression of one’s feelings.
  • (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  • (databases) A linkage or other restriction that maintains database integrity.

Related terms

  • constrain
  • constrict
  • restraint