decisive/deciding/determining factor


: the most important reason
Cost was the decisive/deciding/determining factor in their decision.

Examples of decisive/deciding/determining factor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The divergence could be a decisive factor in whether the Democrat secures a second term next year. Josh Boak, Fortune, 11 Dec. 2023 Those studies are only preliminary, however, and in the absence of more evidence, ethnicity alone is not considered a determining factor. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024 Some believe this could have far-reaching repercussions, including being a determining factor in which party would end up in control of the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2024 election cycle. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 8 Jan. 2024 The speed at which the print head moves is a determining factor in how the final thread forms. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2023 Age is the most determining factor of Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 6 million people older than 65 live in California, according to the report. Vanessa Arredondo, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2023 The landscape of success is rapidly evolving, and the decisive factor will be a generative AI mindset. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The grade can be a consideration, but should not be the sole determining factor. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 25 Oct. 2023 Income is the biggest determining factor Income is the single biggest factor in determining who has built savings and who has not. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 27 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Decisive/deciding/determining factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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