the act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment: They must make a decision between these two contestants.
the act of or need for making up one's mind: This is a difficult decision.
something that is decided; resolution: She made a poor decision when she dropped out of school.
a judgment, as one formally pronounced by a court: It is the decision of this court that the appeal is granted.
the quality of being decided; firmness: He spoke with decision and calm authority.
the final score in any sport or contest: The decision was 5 to 4 in favor of the home team.
Boxing. the awarding of a victory in a match not decided by a knockout or technical knockout, usually through a vote of the referee and judges.
Boxing. to win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.
- de·ci·sion·al, adjective
- non·de·ci·sion, noun
- pre·de·ci·sion, noun
- re·de·ci·sion, noun
- sub·de·ci·sion, noun
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How to use decision in a sentence
Many emissions reductions will need to come from larger scale policy decisions, like decarbonizing the electric grid.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider. | Sarah Kaplan | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Hogan also bashed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s decision to cut several Federal Reserve emergency funds, calling it “a terrible mistake” given the country’s fragile economy.Live updates: Georgia secretary of state issues correction, saying certification of its general election results is still under way | John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Michelle Lee | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
We’ll just take it day-by-day, and we’ll make the best decision for our student-athletes in our program as we continue to deal with this virus.Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State game | Emily Giambalvo | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Health and safety restrictions will play a key factor in that decision.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start | Samantha Pell | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
If your company fills its open positions, you might ask your boss if it’s all right to informally let your acquaintance know a decision has been made.It’s hard to get rid of a bad boss. Instead, try a ‘soft coup.’ | Karla Miller | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for decision
a judgment, conclusion, or resolution reached or given; verdict
the act of making up one's mind
firmness of purpose or character; determination
- decisional, adjective
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