decision, determination, conclusion(noun)
the act of making up your mind about something
"the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
decision, determination, conclusion(noun)
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
"a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred
"had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
the outcome of a game or contest
"the team dropped three decisions in a row"
the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
"a man of unusual decisiveness"
A choice or judgement.
Firmness of conviction.
After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.
A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.
He has won twice by knockout, once by decision.
To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout
cutting off; division; detachment of a part
the act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion
an account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court
the quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision
A decision is a statistical credit given to a baseball pitcher. There are two types of decisions: win and loss. In order to receive a win, the starting pitcher must complete at least five innings and leave with the lead. If the pitcher's lead is preserved by the bullpen, he is credited with a win. Any time a pitcher enters the game with a lead or a tie and leaves with a deficit, he is on the hook for a loss. In addition, a reliever can record a win as long as he enters the game with a tie or a deficit and leaves with the lead. However, in this case, any baserunner he leaves on will count against him if he scores after the pitcher leaves the game. For instance, if a reliever comes in with a 1-run lead, and leaves the game after giving up a single, he is on the hook for that runner. If the runner scores, he does not get a decision. If the runner is stranded, and the lead is preserved until the end of the game, the relief pitcher will record the win. This is also the case for the starting pitcher if he pitches the requisite number of innings. If the starting pitcher pitched fewer than five innings, but leaves the game with a lead that the bullpen maintains to the finish of the game, the scorer awards the win to the relief pitcher judged to have been the most effective.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-sizh′un, n. the act of deciding: settlement: judgment: the quality of being decided in character.—adj. Decī′sive, having the power of deciding: showing decision: final: positive.—adv. Decī′sively.—n. Decī′siveness.—adj. Decī′sory, decisive. [See Decide.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In an estimate of the situation, a clear and concise statement of the line of action intended to be followed by the commander as the one most favorable to the successful accomplishment of the assigned mission.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #562
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Written Corpus Frequency: #830
Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Nouns Frequency: #126
The numerical value of Decision in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Decision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.
It is in your moments of decision that your life is shaped. Develop your decision-making muscles.
The Iranians has made a decision, a political decision to go for engagement with dignity. I believe our negotiation partners also need to make this decision.
Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences.
If you are asking me is it the right decision and were the swimmers consulted and were the swimmers' performances thought about in that decision then, no, now we'll get on with it but it's a shame that that is the decision we've come to as a sport.
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Translations for Decision
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- решителност, решение, по точкиBulgarian
- decisióCatalan, Valencian
- rozhodnost, rozhodnutí, skóreCzech
- beslutning, afgørelse, beslutsomhedDanish
- Entscheidung, BeschlussGerman
- erabaki, epai, ebazpenBasque
- cinneadh, breithIrish
- 決定, 決断Japanese
- perfīnītiō, consultumLatin
- nutartis, sprendimas, nutarimasLithuanian
- spriedums, apņemšanās, lēmumsLatvian
- beslissing, besluit, verdictDutch
- zdecydowanie, decyzjaPolish
- hotărâre, decizie, sentință, verdict, fermitateRomanian
- решение, урегулированиеRussian
- odluka, rješenje, rešenje, одлука, решењеSerbo-Croatian
- beslut, beslutsamhetSwedish
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