[ dih-sizh-uhn ]
/ dɪˈsɪʒ ən /
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.
verb (used with object)
Boxing. to win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.
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Origin of decision
OTHER WORDS FROM decision
de·ci·sion·al, adjectivenon·de·ci·sion, nounpre·de·ci·sion, nounre·de·ci·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decision
/ (dɪˈsɪʒən) /
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 decisiondecisional, adjective
Word Origin for decision
C15: from Old French, from Latin dēcīsiō, literally: a cutting off; see decide
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