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decision

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noun de·ci·sion \di-ˈsi-zhən\

Simple Definition of decision

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decision

  1. 1 a :  the act or process of deciding b :  a determination arrived at after consideration :  conclusion <make a decision>

  2. 2 :  a report of a conclusion <a 5-page decision>

  3. 3 :  promptness and firmness in deciding :  determination <acting with decision>

  4. 4 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>

decisional play \-ˈsi-zhnəl, -ˈsi-zhə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of decision in a sentence

  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


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decision

verb de·ci·sion

Definition of decision

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



1943

First Known Use of decision

1943



DECISION Defined for Kids

decision

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noun de·ci·sion \di-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of decision for Students

  1. 1 :  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>

  2. 2 :  the ability to make choices quickly and confidently <She was a leader of courage and decision.>




Law Dictionary

decision

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noun de·ci·sion \di-ˈsi-zhən\

Legal Definition of decision

  1. :  an authoritative determination (as a decree or judgment) made after consideration of facts or law; also :  a report or document containing such a determination — see also memorandum decision — compare disposition, finding, holding, judgment, opinion, ruling, verdict

decisional \-zhə-nəl\ play adjective


Additional Notes on decision

A decision, while being an authoritative determination of a disputed issue, does not have to be a final determination closing the case. Some interlocutory decisions may be appealed.



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