pros and cons

 Advantages and disadvantages.
 ► “Shana Robison, vice president of the Newton Systems Group, has a tough job ahead as the industry weighs the pros and cons of the emerging handheld computer market.” (Computer Reseller News, June 5, 1995, p. 77)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • pros and cons — are arguments for or against a particular issue. Pros are arguments which aim to promote the issue, while cons suggest points against it. The term has been in use since the 16th century and is a shortening of a Latin phrase, pro et contra, which… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pros and cons — [ˌprəʊz ən ˈkɒnz ǁ ˌproʊz ən ˈkɑːnz] noun the pros and cons [plural] the advantages and disadvantages of something, which you consider when making a decision about it : • When you re choosing a savings account, it is worthwhile spending some time …   Financial and business terms

  • pros and cons — [ ,prouz ən kanz ] noun plural the advantages and disadvantages of something: pros and cons of: We need to look at the pros and cons of each system …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pros and cons — a disadvantage of or argument against something. → con pros and cons an advantage or argument in favour of something. → pro …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pros and Cons — Infobox Television episode Title = Pros and Cons Series = Garfield and Friends Caption = Season = 2 Episode = 64 Airdate = October 14, 1989 Production = G022 A Writer = Mark Evanier Sharman DiVono Director = Tom Ray Mitch Schauer Marija Daïl Jeff …   Wikipedia

  • pros and cons — the favorable and the unfavorable factors or reasons; advantages and disadvantages. * * * pros and cons Reasons or arguments for and against • • • Main Entry: ↑pro * * * pros and cons UK [ˌprəʊz ən ˈkɒnz] US [ˌproʊz ən ˈkɑnz] noun [plural] the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pros and cons — noun VERB + PROS AND CONS ▪ consider, discuss, weigh up ▪ Before making a decision, you need to weigh up the pros and cons of the situation. PREPOSITION ▪ pros and cons of …   Collocations dictionary

  • pros and cons — UK [ˌprəʊz ən ˈkɒnz] / US [ˌproʊz ən ˈkɑnz] noun [plural] the advantages and disadvantages of something pros and cons of: We need to look at the pros and cons of each system …   English dictionary

  • pros and cons — n. to weigh the pros and cons * * * to weigh the pros and cons …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Pros and cons — Pro Pro, adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; in contrast with {con}. [1913 Webster] {Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con; formerly used also as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pros and cons — plural noun the arguments for and against something: the committee had to consider all the pros and cons before making a decision. {Latin: for and against} …   Australian English dictionary

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