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de·ci·sion mak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decision making, decidingnoun

    the cognitive process of reaching a decision

    "a good executive must be good at decision making"


  1. decision makingnoun

    The process of reaching a decision.


  1. decision making

    Decision making is the cognitive process of selecting a particular course of action from several alternatives. It involves the evaluation and analysis of different options, often in relation to achieving a specific goal or solving a particular problem. It can be influenced by personal beliefs, preferences, and biases, as well as social, economic, and environmental factors. The aim is to reach the best possible outcome based on the available information.


  1. Decision making

    Decision making can be regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision making process produces a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Decision Making

    The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decision making in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decision making in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of decision making in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Brown:

    Congress entrusts decision-making like this with the FDA. And they’re coming in trying to overrule that, saying this medication is unsafe because women bleed. Well, that’s part of having an abortion. It’s also part of having a pregnancy, the bottom line being that they just want to do away with abortion across the board and for any reason.

  2. Texas Christian University:

    We felt really strongly that during this period of crisis, when students' and families' lives were being upended that we, as an institution, wanted to do everything in our power to alleviate rather than add on any stress to the decision-making that's inherent in the college selection process, the idea of a May 1 deadline in the middle of this crisis feels really absurd.

  3. Ron Kaufman:

    Presidents don't talk to presidents enough, whether they agree or not is not the point -- they've been there, they've been at the decision-making point where no one else has ever been.... Not using that resource ? Shame on any future president who doesn't -- particularly if he's your brother.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I started out as a secretary, and as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period. So I'll say it, OK ? can we think of a single instance in which a man's hormones might have clouded his judgment ?

  5. President Putin:

    It's their right to think how they want. But can they count ? I'm sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing, russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect of those territories from which the direct threat to us originates, but also in respect of those territories where the centers of decision-making are located.

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