Definition of decision in English:

decision

Syllabification: de·ci·sion
Pronunciation: /diˈsiZHən
 
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noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    resolution, conclusion, settlement, commitment, resolve, determination; choice, option, selectionverdict, finding, ruling, recommendation, judgment, judgment call, pronouncement, adjudication, order, rule, resolve; findings, results; Law determination
  • 1.1The 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.
  • 1.2A formal judgment: last year’s Supreme Court decision
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    • For this reason, in my judgment, the decision of the Tribunal on this issue is flawed and cannot stand.
    • This is an application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal.
    • The claimant failed in an attempt to get a judicial review of a decision by the Press Complaints Commission.
  • 1.3The 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.
    Synonyms
  • 1.4 Boxing The awarding of a fight, in the absence of a knockout or technical knockout, to the boxer with the most rounds won or with the most points.
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    • Yet he passed this first test with flying colors, fighting his way to a ten round decision.
    • The fight went to a technical decision after an accidental clash of heads in the fourth round.
    • Then came the most controversial decision of the night with the home boxer being awarded a majority decision.
  • 1.5 Baseball A win or a loss assigned to a pitcher.

Origin

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

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