Decision definition

dĭ-sĭzhən
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The act of reaching a conclusion or of passing of judgment on an issue under consideration.

The judges' decision is taking a long time.

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A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration.

Have you come to a decision yet?

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Firmness of character or action; determination.

Is he a man of decision?

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The act of making up one's mind.
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The act of deciding or settling a dispute or question by giving a judgment.
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(baseball) A win or loss accorded to a pitcher.

Has four wins in six decisions.

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To defeat by a decision, as in boxing.

Decisioned his opponent in the third round.

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(boxing) A victory on points instead of by a knockout.
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Determination; firmness of mind.

A man of decision.

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(baseball) A win or loss recorded by a pitcher.
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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.

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The written determination of a court or administrative tribunal disposing of motions or claims in a case or matter before it.
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(uncountable) Firmness of conviction.

After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.

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(chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.

He has won twice by knockout, once by decision.

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(baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.
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(boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout.
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A judgment or conclusion reached or given.
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It is the decision of the court that movies are protected as free speech.

It's a tough decision, but I'll take vanilla.

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(sports) A victory won on points in boxing when no knockout has occurred or in wrestling when no fall has occurred.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
decision
Plural:
decisions

Origin of decision

  • Middle English decisioun from Old French decision from Latin dēcīsiō dēcīsiōn- curtailment, settlement from dēcīsus past participle of dēcīdere to cut off, decide decide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French, from Latin decisio, decisionis, from dēcīdō (“to decide”).

    From Wiktionary