What does decision mean?

Definitions for decision
dɪˈsɪʒ ənde·ci·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decision, determination, conclusionnoun

    the act of making up your mind about something

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

  2. decision, determination, conclusionnoun

    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. decisionnoun

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

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

  4. decisionnoun

    the outcome of a game or contest

    "the team dropped three decisions in a row"

  5. decisiveness, decisionnoun

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

    "a man of unusual decisiveness"

Wiktionary

  1. decisionnoun

    A choice or judgement.

  2. decisionnoun

    Firmness of conviction.

    After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.

  3. decisionnoun

    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. decisionverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decisionnoun

    Etymology: from decide.

    Pleasure and revenge
    Have ears more deaf than adders, to the voice
    Of any true decision. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

    The great number of the undertakers, the worth of some of them, and their zeal to bring the matter to a decision, are sure arguments of the dignity and importance of it. John Woodward.

    War is a direct appeal to God for the decision of some dispute, which can by no other means be possibly determined. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    The time approaches,
    That will with due decision make us know
    What we shall say we have, and what we owe. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    Their arms are to the last decision bent,
    And fortune labours with the vast event. John Dryden, Aurengz.

ChatGPT

  1. decision

    A decision is a conclusion or resolution reached after careful consideration or deliberation. It refers to the process of choosing a course of action from among multiple alternatives or possibilities. This process often involves judgment or determination and can be influenced by a person's values, preferences, beliefs, and experiences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decisionnoun

    cutting off; division; detachment of a part

  2. Decisionnoun

    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. Decisionnoun

    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. Decisionnoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decision

    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

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. decision

    To create a choice or plan or action.

    They made a united choice and plan of action to work in unity and partnership together for the optimum health and shared prosperity of everyone.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decision in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of decision in a Sentence

  1. Oil Minister Sharif Ismail:

    Anything can happen. Whatever achieves the best interests of Egypt, and of the Egyptian economy and the role of Egypt in the region... That will determine the decision to import gas from Israel.

  2. Caffee Nero:

    We think our competitors should join us on this ... It's the quickest way to get a material number of cups recycled, if none of our competitors joined us on this, we would still do it ... ultimately that is going to be their decision.

  3. Mustafa Sen:

    A decision (on the AKP draft) could be reached before the summer ... We are not writing a 10-volume novel. It must not be a text of more than 60-70 articles.

  4. Will Greenwood:

    At the time it was a huge decision. I was a nobody in the rugby world who was going to work and trade in the City having studied economics and been someone who loved his numbers, i'd never seen rugby as a career -- it was something I did on a Tuesday and Thursday after work, and it gave my life a bit of structure.

  5. Abbas Mousavi:

    Regardless of any decision they (U.S. officials) make, we will not allow the Islamic Republic's territory to be violated.

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