- The definition of decision is a choice that is made, or the act of making up one's mind.
- The choice of paper instead of plastic is an example of a decision.
- An example of a decision is the verdict of a judge.
decision definition by Webster's New World
- the act of deciding or settling a dispute or question by giving a judgment
- the act of making up one's mind
- a judgment or conclusion reached or given
- determination; firmness of mind: a man of decision
- Boxing a victory on points instead of by a knockout
Origin: Middle English decisioun ; from Old French decision ; from Classical Latin decisio, a cutting short, decision ; from decisus, past participle of decidere, decide
- decisional adjective
decision definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The passing of judgment on an issue under consideration.
- The act of reaching a conclusion or making up one's mind.
- A conclusion or judgment reached or pronounced; a verdict.
- Firmness of character or action; determination.
- Sports A victory won on points in boxing when no knockout has occurred or in wrestling when no fall has occurred.
- Baseball A win or loss accorded to a pitcher: has four wins in six decisions.
Origin: Middle English decisioun, from Old French decision, from Latin dēcīsiō, dēcīsiōn-, curtailment, settlement, from dēcīsus, past participle of dēcīdere, to cut off, decide; see decide.
- de·ciˈsion·al adjective
decision - Legal Definition