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deciding

adjective de·cid·ing

Definition of deciding

  1. :  that decides :  decisive <drove in the deciding run>



Examples of deciding in a sentence

  1. <the project's prohibitive cost was the deciding factor in its cancellation>



1611

First Known Use of deciding

1611




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