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deciding

[dih-sahy-ding] /dɪˈsaɪ dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that settles a question or dispute or leads to a final decision; determining; decisive:
the deciding vote; The weather will be the deciding factor as to whether we have the picnic or not.
Origin of deciding
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; decide + -ing2
Related forms
decidingly, adverb
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