deciding


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de·cid·ing

 (dĭ-sī′dĭng)
adj.
Determining or able to determine an outcome: the deciding factor; the deciding vote.

deciding

(dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ)
adj
powerfully and finally influencing a decision; decisive

de•cid•ing

(dɪˈsaɪ dɪŋ)

adj.
settling a question or dispute; determining; decisive: the deciding vote.
[1650–60]
de•cid′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deciding - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
officiating, officiation, refereeing, umpirage - the act of umpiring; "the officiating was excellent"
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
determination - deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature; "the determination of grammatical inflections"
eclectic method, eclecticism - making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
groupthink - decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)
closure, resolution, settlement - something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
judging, judgement, judgment - the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround, reversal - a decision to reverse an earlier decision
choice, pick, selection - the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
cull, reject - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
Adj.1.deciding - having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

deciding

adjective determining, chief, prime, significant, critical, crucial, principal, influential, decisive, conclusive Cost was the deciding factor in our final choice.

deciding

adjective
Determining or having the power to determine an outcome:
Translations

deciding

[dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ] ADJdecisivo, determinante
the deciding factorel factor decisivo or determinante
the deciding goal/pointel gol/punto decisivo
the deciding voteel voto decisivo

deciding

[dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ] adj [factor] → décisif/ive

deciding

adjentscheidend; factor alsoausschlaggebend; the deciding gamedas Entscheidungsspiel

deciding

[dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ] adjdecisivo/a
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I'm so silly that I liked to think no one knew, and while I was deciding what to say, I felt like the girls in books, who have such things to do.
Woodhouse felt no unwillingness, and only made the usual stipulation of not sitting at the bottom of the table himself, with the usual regular difficulty of deciding who should do it for him.
Marianne was spared from the troublesome feelings of contempt and resentment, on this impertinent examination of their features, and on the puppyism of his manner in deciding on all the different horrors of the different toothpick-cases presented to his inspection, by remaining unconscious of it all; for she was as well able to collect her thoughts within herself, and be as ignorant of what was passing around her, in Mr.
And in now finally deciding the course he should take, it is not too much to say that the motive of money receded, for the first time in his life, into the second place, and the motive of malice carried the day.
Baby was christened, the rector deciding that a double baptism was the lesser risk to incur; and on this occasion Silas, making himself as clean and tidy as he could, appeared for the first time within the church, and shared in the observances held sacred by his neighbours.
Armand Moncharmin at the moment when they were deciding "to look into that little matter of Box Five.
They came from the little village not half a mile from the sea nurseries, and they were deciding what seals they would drive up to the killing pens--for the seals were driven just like sheep--to be turned into seal-skin jackets later on.
The Garden of Flowers,' and truly there is no deciding which of the two books is the more truthful, or, to put it better, the less lying; all I can say is, send this one into the yard for a swaggering fool.
The Senate, it is observed, is to have concurrent authority with the Executive in the formation of treaties and in the appointment to offices: if, say the objectors, to these prerogatives is added that of deciding in all cases of impeachment, it will give a decided predominancy to senatorial influence.
Although she cried freely before deciding to transmit the letter to her mistress, she did at last so decide, which was all D'Artagnan wished.
They had taken themselves and the enemy very seriously and had imagined that they were deciding the war.
While thus engaged, Elizabeth had a fair opportunity of deciding whether she most feared or wished for the appearance of Mr.