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decision
Definition of decision

Etymology

    From Middle French, in turn from Latin decisio, decisionis, from decidere ("to decide").

Pronunciation

Noun

decision (plural decisions)

  1. A choice or judgement.

    It is the decision of the court that spoiling the endings of movies is protected as free speech.
    It's a tough decision, but I'll take vanilla.


  2. Firmness of conviction.

    After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.

  3. (boxing) A result arrived at by the judges (cf. knockout)

    He has won twice by knockout, once by decision.

Usage notes

  • (choice or judgment): Most often, to decide something is to make a decision; however, other possibilities exist as well. Many verbs used with destination or conclusion, such as reach, come to, and arrive at can also be used with decision; these serve to emphasize that the decision is the result of deliberation. Finally, some varieties of English prefer to take a decision rather than make one.

Derived terms

  • decision making
  • decision tree
  • decision procedure
  • decision theory
  • indecision

Related terms

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Translation of decision in Malay

Noun

  1. keputusan



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