decision

[ dih-sizh-uhn ]
/ dɪˈsɪʒ ən /

noun

verb (used with object)

Boxing. to win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.

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Origin of decision

1425–75; late Middle English decisioun<Middle French <Latin dēcīsiōn- (stem of dēcīsiō) literally, a cutting off, equivalent to dēcīs(us) (past participle of dēcīdere;see decide) + -iōn--ion

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British Dictionary definitions for decision

decision
/ (dɪˈsɪʒən) /

noun

a judgment, conclusion, or resolution reached or given; verdict
the act of making up one's mind
firmness of purpose or character; determination

Derived forms of decision

decisional, adjective

Word Origin for decision

C15: from Old French, from Latin dēcīsiō, literally: a cutting off; see decide
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