deliberation-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: lengthy discussion, debate among parties

Commentary: DELIBERATION[+activity][+discussion][+debate][+lengthy]
NOTE: implies a group of participants, not just one individual

The jury has been in deliberations for several days.
After much deliberation, the committee finally reached a compromise.
We must now make a decision on this without further deliberation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: lengthy contemplation, thoughtful consideration

Commentary: DELIBERATION[+activity][+mental][+contemplation][+lengthy]
NOTE: often implies the contemplation of a single individual, internal reflection

It was the deliberation of his act that was insulting.
Bob gave surprisingly little deliberation to the consequences of his action.
She was a woman of calmness and deliberation in all matters.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5

Sense Number 3: a slow pace or rate, unhurried

Commentary: DELIBERATION[+quantity][+rate][+tempo][+slow]

He replaced the glass on the table with deliberation.
Her deliberations in getting dressed made her miss the train.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4