decision

[ dih-sizh-uhn ]
/ dɪˈsɪʒ ən /
See synonyms for: decision / decisions on Thesaurus.com

noun

verb (used with object)

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

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

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

OTHER WORDS FROM decision

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012