deciding

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

Definition of deciding

: that decides : decisive drove in the deciding run

Examples of deciding in a Sentence

the project's prohibitive cost was the deciding factor in its cancellation
Recent Examples on the Web Playoff baseball is never easy. Shelby County knows that all too well following a highly-competitive deciding game against a fresh-faced St. Paul’s squad with rally blood pumping through its veins. Evan Dudley, al, 23 Apr. 2022 The jurors in the Rittenhouse trial were overwhelmingly White not only in the original pool of 179 prospects but also in the final deciding panel of 12, where there was only one person of color. Omar Jimenez, CNN, 23 Nov. 2021 Houck would be an obvious candidate to start again if the Sox are able to push this series to a fifth and deciding game. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Houston Harding and Preston Johnson combined on a four-hitter and MSU capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt pitching in a 13-2 victory Tuesday night that forced a deciding third game in the College World Series finals. Eric Olson, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 State capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt pitching in a 13-2 victory Tuesday night that forced a deciding third game in the College World Series finals. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 30 June 2021 Houston Harding and Preston Johnson combined on a four-hitter and MSU capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt pitching in a 13-2 victory Tuesday night that forced a deciding third game in the College World Series finals. Eric Olson, ajc, 30 June 2021 Hoover was routed in the first game of a semifinal doubleheader, but strong pitching from its aces in the nightcap forced a deciding third game. Evan Dudley, al, 13 May 2021 The bills failed in the Senate, with the late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, casting a famous deciding vote. Nicole Huberfeld, The Conversation, 25 Aug. 2020 See More

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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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30 Apr 2022

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“Deciding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deciding. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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