decision-making

or de·ci·sion mak·ing

or de·ci·sion·mak·ing

[ dih-sizh-uhn-mey-king ]
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noun
  1. the act or process of making choices or decisions with a group of people, especially in business or politics (often used attributively): decision-making skills.

Origin of decision-making

1
First recorded in 1915–20

Other words from decision-making

  • de·ci·sion-mak·er, noun

Words Nearby decision-making

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How to use decision-making in a sentence

  • The addition of virtual reality and other technical aids will enhance and potentially quicken individual decision-making ability.

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  • The decision making railroad corporations public, also makes their roads public highways extending throughout the country.

  • It provides step by step procedures for applying computer-like decision making to daily living.

  • These individual checklists are tied together in a broad flowchart that provides a sequential decision making pathway.

  • This is contrasted to happenstance decision making based on impulsiveness and wishful thinking.