de·​cid·​ing | \ di-ˈsī-diŋ How to pronounce deciding (audio) , dē- \

Definition of deciding

: that decides : decisive drove in the deciding run

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Examples of deciding in a Sentence

the project's prohibitive cost was the deciding factor in its cancellation
Recent Examples on the Web The bills failed in the Senate, with the late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, casting a famous deciding vote. Nicole Huberfeld, The Conversation, "While the US is reeling from COVID-19, the Trump administration is trying to take away health care," 25 Aug. 2020 For Dallas, the deciding moment might be the opening ones on hardpoint now. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "4 takeaways: Dallas Empire’s home series run ends in 3-1 semifinal loss to Rokkr," 12 Apr. 2020 Both Decay and Gamsu were instrumental during the deciding moment of the match, which came on the fourth map. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "'It was a matter of time’: How Aero and the Fuel used a unique style to snap a 15-match losing streak," 6 Apr. 2020 His steady focus on race Friday was a reminder that he's invested heavily in South Carolina, where black voters are expected to play a deciding role and are central to Biden's strategy for success in later states. Anchorage Daily News, "Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks," 8 Feb. 2020 Notable The Padres won the deciding game of a series for just the third time in 10 chances this season. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: It’s a Reds alert for Ks; Yates’ perfectly difficult inning; Urias rising," 19 Aug. 2019 But the deciding battle started a day earlier when dwindling Japanese forces staged a last-ditch attack on American forces at Engineer Hill. Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "75 years later, ‘forgotten’ WWII battle haunts soldiers," 27 May 2018 As alternative deciding factors, scholars have offered everything from religion to natural resources, high labor prices to imperialism. Heather Souvaine Horn, The New Republic, "A System in Denial," 16 Apr. 2018 Trumbull defeated Stamford 3-2 Tuesday in the Southern Division Super Regional Final at Palmer Field in Middletown, and the two teams will play a deciding game Wednesday at Palmer Field. Matthew Conyers,, "Mathews Rises In The Clutch, West Hartford Reaches Legion State Championship," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of deciding

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deciding was in 1611

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“Deciding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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