decision

[dih-sizh-uhn]
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noun

verb (used with object)

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

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
Related formsde·ci·sion·al, adjectivenon·de·ci·sion, nounpre·de·ci·sion, nounre·de·ci·sion, nounsub·de·ci·sion, noun

Synonyms for decision

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British Dictionary definitions for decisional

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 decisional

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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