deciding factor

noun

Definition of deciding factor

1 : something that causes someone to make a particular decision The deciding factor was cost. His lack of experience was the deciding factor in my decision not to hire him.
2 : something that causes something to end a particular way His home run was the deciding factor in the game.

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“Deciding factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deciding%20factor. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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