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, 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.

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

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  

Suggested Resources

  1. decision

    The decision symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the decision symbol and its characteristic.

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?

How to say decision in sign language?

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. Tammy Duckworth:

    Trump's reckless decision to gather 1,000 Cadets at West Point for a speech puts our future military leaders at increased risk -- all to stroke Kaleth Wright own ego, our troops need stable, consistent leadership during volatile times like these, not a Commander-in-Chief who values Kaleth Wright own photo ops and TV ratings over their health and safety.

  2. Jeremy Hunt:

    We haven't made our final decision but we have also made it clear that we are considering both the technical issues - how you make sure there isn't a backdoor so that a third country could use 5G to spy on us - but also the strategic issues so that you make sure that you are not technologically over-dependent on a third country for absolutely vital technology.

  3. Hillel Neuer:

    The cost of the U.S. decision to rejoin is that it gives legitimacy to a council where tyrannies and other non-democracies now comprise 60% of the membership, in exchange, the U.S. must demand serious reform, removing despots from the council such as Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro regime, holding dictators to account, and removing the agenda item that targets Israel in each session, the only one to focus on a single country.

  4. Chaplain Maj. A'Shellarien Lang:

    So many of them come in thinking that I make the decision, and if they make this case, that it’s a done deal, i don’t make the decision. And so when they find that out, it’s a kind of game-changer in the sense that they know that the process has to continue.

  5. Stephen Colbert:

    This is why I think people want you to run for president, and I know that’s an emotional decision. But it’s going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don’t run. And sir, I just want to say I think your experience and your example of suffering and service is something that would be sorely missed in the race.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

decision#1#1128#10000

Translations for decision

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for decision »

Translation

Find a translation for the decision definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these decision definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "decision." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/decision>.

    Are we missing a good definition for decision? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
    • A. callathump
    • B. chin-wag
    • C. flapper
    • D. epiphora

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for decision: