Definition of ponderation in US English:

ponderation

noun

rare
  • 1Careful thought, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

    ‘every time that someone hastes to act without any ponderation, he becomes an easy prey to give way to the temptation’
  • 2(especially with reference to Greek sculpture) equilibrium or balance.

    ‘the ponderation of the body shifts at the waist’

Pronunciation

ponderation

/ˌpɑndəˈreɪʃ(ə)n//ˌpändəˈrāSH(ə)n/