decision

[dih-sizh-uhn]

noun

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. decimeter,
  2. decimetre,
  3. decimus,
  4. decinormal,
  5. decipher,
  6. decision making,
  7. decision procedure,
  8. decision support system,
  9. decision table,
  10. decision theory

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

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 Formsdecisional, adjective

Word Origin for decision

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

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Word Origin and History for decision

decision

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French décision (14c.), from Latin decisionem (nominative decisio) "a decision, settlement, agreement," noun of action from past participle stem of decidere (see decide). Decision making (adjective, also decision-making) is recorded from 1953.

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