Definitions for Decisiondɪˈsɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ci•siondɪˈsɪʒ ən(n.)

  1. the act or process of deciding.

  2. the act of making up one's mind:

    a difficult decision.

  3. something that is decided; resolution.

  4. a judgment, as one pronounced by a court.

  5. the quality of being decided; firmness:

    to speak with decision.

  6. the final score in any sport or contest.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

  7. the awarding of a victory in a boxing match when there is no knockout, based on scoring by the referee and judges.

    Category: Football, Baseball, and Basketball, Sport

Origin of decision:

1425–75; decisioun < MF < L dēcīsiō curtailment, agreement der. of dēcīd(ere) (see decide )

de•ci′sion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decision, determination, conclusion(noun)

    the act of making up your mind about something

    "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"

  2. 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"

  3. decision(noun)

    (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

    "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"

  4. decision(noun)

    the outcome of a game or contest

    "the team dropped three decisions in a row"

  5. decisiveness, decision(noun)

    the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

    "a man of unusual decisiveness"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. decision(noun)ɪˈsɪʒ ən

    a choice you make

    her decision to quit; I made the wrong decision.; a decision between sth and sth; It took a while to reach a decision.

  2. decisionɪˈsɪʒ ən

    a very quick decision

  3. decisionɪˈsɪʒ ən

    an official or legal judgment

    the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision

  4. decisionɪˈsɪʒ ən

    the ability to decide quickly and firmly; = decisiveness

    to act with decision

Wiktionary

  1. decision(Noun)

    A choice or judgement.

  2. decision(Noun)

    Firmness of conviction.

    After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.

  3. decision(Noun)

    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.

  4. decision(Verb)

    To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decision(noun)

    cutting off; division; detachment of a part

  2. Decision(noun)

    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

  3. Decision(noun)

    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

  4. Decision(noun)

    the quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision

Freebase

  1. 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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. decision

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #562

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Written Corpus Frequency: #830

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decision' in Nouns Frequency: #126


Translations for Decision

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

decision(noun)

the act of deciding; a judgement

a time/moment of decision; I think you made the wrong decision.

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