noun de·ci·sion \di-ˈsi-zhən\

: a choice that you make about something after thinking about it : the result of deciding

: the ability to make choices quickly and confidently

: the particular end of a legal or official argument : a legal or official judgment

Full Definition of DECISION

a :  the act or process of deciding
b :  a determination arrived at after consideration :  conclusion <make a decision>
:  a report of a conclusion <a 5-page decision>
:  promptness and firmness in deciding :  determination <acting with decision>
a :  win; specifically :  a victory in boxing decided on points <a unanimous decision>
b :  a win or loss officially credited to a pitcher in baseball <has five wins in eight decisions>
de·ci·sion·al \-ˈsi-zhnəl, -ˈsi-zhə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DECISION

  1. She announced her decision to go to medical school.
  2. Have you made a decision?
  3. He based his decision on facts, not emotions.
  4. She made a conscious decision to leave the painting unfinished.
  5. We need someone who will act with decision even under pressure.
  6. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision brought an end to racial segregation in public schools.

Origin of DECISION

Middle English decisioun, from Middle French, from Latin decision-, decisio, from decidere to decide
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of DECISION

transitive verb
:  to win a decision over (a boxing opponent)

First Known Use of DECISION

DECISION Defined for Kids


noun de·ci·sion \di-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of DECISION for Kids

:  the act or result of making a choice especially after careful thought <“… I have come to a very important decision. These are the wrong sort of bees.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh>
:  the ability to make choices quickly and confidently <She was a leader of courage and decision.>
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