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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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.
The more it is contemplated, the more important will appear this ultimate though contingent power, of deciding the competitions of the most illustrious citizens of the Union, for the first office in it.
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Former district bar president, Waseem Mumtaz told that courts were deciding cases in accordance with the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
If they do not like our make-up policy, they can exercise their freedom of choice by deciding to go to another studio.
In deciding to withhold the names, the commission has said it acted on advice from the City Attorney's Office, and reinforced its decision with a public vote earlier this week.
It was just a matter of deciding where to go with her husband Edward, five grandchildren, daughter, son and his fiance.
Politically conservative judges, who tend to favor originalism, and liberal judges, who tend to favor the "living Constitution" idea, can reach very different conclusions when deciding cases involving contentious issues like free speech, religion, abortion, race, and the death penalty.
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Contemporary American politics faces few greater dilemmas than deciding how to deal with the resurgence of religious belief.
A woman deciding whether to continue a pregnancy stands on moral ground.
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