Definition of decision
2 : a report of a conclusion <a 5-page decision> <a Supreme Court decision>
4a : win; specifically, combat sports : a victory based on points awarded <Former heavyweight champion kickboxer Sterling (Cash) McCallum took a unanimous decision over Cesar Rendon in an eight-round standard bout in Phoenix … — New York Times>b baseball : a win or loss officially credited to a pitcher <has five wins in eight decisions>
decisionalplay \-ˈsi-zhnəl, -ˈsi-zhə-nəl\ adjective
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 and Etymology of decision
Middle English decisioun, from Medieval French, from Latin decision-, decisio, from decidere to decide
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of decision
: to win by being awarded more points than (an opponent) < … he hasn't won an important fight since he decisioned Duran on Jan. 30, 1982. — William Nack>
DECISION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decision for English Language Learners
: 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
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
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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