What does decision mean?

Definitions for decision
dɪˈsɪʒ ənde·ci·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decision.

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"

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.

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

How to pronounce decision?

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    Karen
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How to say decision in sign language?

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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. Tin Aye:

    They explained to us not only about dams but also about things that they arranged for the local villagers, i am not the decision maker, but I think it's better to do the project.

  2. Robert H. Schuller:

    Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

  3. Florida State:

    I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision, i met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away.

  4. Nicky Kohen:

    This was a very difficult decision to us but we did release that photo because of the hundreds of messages that I personally have received asking,' Is your father okay yet ? Is he awake ? How's he doing ?' we started realizing people did not understand the severity of this attack.

  5. Marcus Ruiz Evans:

    But we need time to have a serious dialogue with the people of California about why they should support the independence referendum by voting yes. The voters need to make an informed decision when they go to the polls to determine California’s political future.

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