Definition of decision in English:


Line breaks: de|ci¦sion
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n


1A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration: I’ll make the decision on my own the editor’s decision is final
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  • The selectors may have tough decisions to make but we have to take our strongest side.
  • Editors can make decisions and take action whether they are in the office or outside it.
  • We stress that our board has made no decisions in respect of closure or any other option.
resolution, conclusion, settlement, commitment, resolve, determination;
choice, option, selection
verdict, finding, ruling, recommendation, judgement, pronouncement, adjudgement, adjudication, arbitration;
sentence, decree, order, rule, injunction;
Law determination;
North American resolve
1.1 [mass noun] The action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question: the information was used as the basis for decision
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  • As the argument on it developed three questions emerged for decision.
  • History will remember that day not only as a day of tragedy but as a day of decision - when the civilized world was stirred to anger and to action.
  • Again and again in America's history, our citizens have faced crucial moments of decision.
1.2 [mass noun] The ability or tendency to make decisions quickly; decisiveness: she was a woman of decision
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  • She stared into his face for a long time before she spoke again, and when she did, it was in a tone of decision.
  • The Council said it will reach a final decision on the planning application within the next two to three weeks.
strong-mindedness, single-mindedness, doggedness, strength of mind, strength of will, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, purpose, purposefulness


late Middle English: from Latin decisio(n-), from decidere 'determine' (see decide).

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