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
Full Definition of decision
2 : a report of a conclusion <a 5-page decision>
3 : promptness and firmness in deciding : determination <acting with decision>
Examples of decision in a sentence
She announced her decision to go to medical school.
Have you made a decision?
He based his decision on facts, not emotions.
She made a conscious decision to leave the painting unfinished.
We need someone who will act with decision even under pressure.
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
: to win a decision over (a boxing opponent)
First Known Use of decision
DECISION Defined for Kids
Definition of decision for Students
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 : the ability to make choices quickly and confidently <She was a leader of courage and decision.>
Legal Definition of decision
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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