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

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  

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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. Isabelle Mateos y Lago:

    We definitely do our part in terms of our research and all the discussions we have on a regular basis with our clients to tell them, ‘Based on our analysis EM is a great place to invest right now,' but ultimately it’s their decision.

  2. Ali Miremadi:

    The board's got big questions to answer; I mean, should HSBC split up? ... You're probably not going to get that decision from an insider who believes in continuity.

  3. Trent Lott:

    I think it’s the toughest leadership job, political job, in this city, when the president makes a decision the government moves, in the House when the Speaker makes a decision the rules committee takes care of it, in the Senate…you lead and govern by the strength of your personality and respect for the rules.

  4. Ford Fusion:

    Safety is always a top priority, unlike other Takata passenger-side airbag parts previously under recall, these driver-side airbags contain a moisture-absorbing [ material ] and perform differently. We believe our extensive data demonstrated that a safety recall was not warranted for the driver-side airbag. However, we respect NHTSA's decision and will issue a recall.

  5. Barack Obama:

    We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.

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