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de·ci·sion

 (dĭ-sĭzh′ən)
n.
1. A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration: Have you come to a decision yet?
2. The act of reaching a conclusion or of passing of judgment on an issue under consideration: The judges' decision is taking a long time.
3. Firmness of character or action; determination: Is he a man of decision?
4. Sports A victory won on points in boxing when no knockout has occurred or in wrestling when no fall has occurred.
5. Baseball A win or loss accorded to a pitcher: has four wins in six decisions.
tr.v. de·ci·sioned, de·ci·sion·ing, de·ci·sions Sports
To defeat by a decision, as in boxing: decisioned his opponent in the third round.

[Middle English decisioun, from Old French decision, from Latin dēcīsiō, dēcīsiōn-, curtailment, settlement, from dēcīsus, past participle of dēcīdere, to cut off, decide; see decide.]

de·ci′sion·al adj.
Synonyms: decision, conclusion, determination
These nouns denote a position, opinion, or judgment reached after consideration: a decision unfavorable to the opposition; came to the conclusion not to proceed; satisfied with the panel's determination.

decision

(dɪˈsɪʒən)
n
1. a judgment, conclusion, or resolution reached or given; verdict
2. the act of making up one's mind
3. firmness of purpose or character; determination
[C15: from Old French, from Latin dēcīsiō, literally: a cutting off; see decide]
deˈcisional adj

de•ci•sion

(dɪˈsɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act or process of deciding.
2. the act of making up one's mind: a difficult decision.
3. something that is decided; resolution.
4. a judgment, as one pronounced by a court.
5. the quality of being decided; firmness: to speak with decision.
6. the final score in any sport or contest.
7. the awarding of a victory in a boxing match when there is no knockout, based on scoring by the referee and judges.
[1425–75; decisioun < Middle French < Latin dēcīsiō curtailment, agreement derivative of dēcīd(ere) (see decide)]
de•ci′sion•al, adj.

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.

decision

Official verdict to determine the winner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decision - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
casting lots, drawing lots, sortition - making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
resolution - a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
2.decision - a position or opinion or judgment reached after considerationdecision - 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"
judgment, judgement, mind - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
predetermination - a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something; "he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"
3.decision - (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
split decision - a boxing decision in which the judges are not unanimous
4.decision - the outcome of a game or contest; "the team dropped three decisions in a row"
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
5.decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
indecision, indecisiveness - the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"

decision

noun
1. judgment, finding, ruling, order, result, sentence, settlement, resolution, conclusion, outcome, verdict, decree, arbitration The judge's decision was greeted with dismay.
2. decisiveness, purpose, resolution, resolve, determination, firmness, forcefulness, purposefulness, resoluteness, strength of mind or will He is very much a man of decision and action.

decision

noun
1. A position reached after consideration:
Translations
قَرارقَرَار
rozhodnutí
beslutningafgørelse
päätös
odluka
ákvörîun
決定
결심
sprendimas
lēmumsspriedums
odločitev
odlukarešenjeодлукарешење
beslutbeslutsamhet
การตัดสินใจ
sự quyết định

decision

[dɪˈsɪʒən]
A. N
1. (after consideration) → decisión f, determinación f (Jur) → fallo m
to come to or reach a decisionllegar a una decisión
to make or take a decisiontomar or adoptar una decisión
2. (= resoluteness) → resolución f, decisión f
B. CPD decision table N (Comput) → tabla f de decisiones

decision

[dɪˈsɪʒən] n
(= choice) → décision f
to make a decision → prendre une décision
the decision to do sth → la décision de faire qch
(= decisiveness) → décision fdecision-making [dɪˈsɪʒənmeɪkɪŋ]
n
to be good at decision-making → savoir prendre des décisions
He's good at decision-making → Il sait prendre des décisions.
to be involved in decision-making → participer aux décisions
modif [process] → de décision
Shortening the decision-making process would provide one solution → Une solution serait de réduire le processus de décision.decision time nmoment m de décider
Now it's decision time → Maintenant c'est le moment de décider.

decision

n
Entscheidung f (→ on über +acc), → Entschluss m; (esp of committee etc)Beschluss m; (of judge)Entscheidung f; to make a decisioneine Entscheidung treffen or fällen, einen Entschluss/Beschluss fassen; she always wants to make all the decisionssie will immer über alles bestimmen; I can’t make your decisions for youich kann nicht für dich entscheiden; it’s your decisiondas musst du entscheiden; I can’t give you a decision nowich kann das jetzt nicht entscheiden; to come to a decisionzu einer Entscheidung kommen; I’ve come to the decision that it’s a waste of timeich bin zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass es Zeitverschwendung ist; decisions, decisions!immer diese Entscheidungen!
no pl (of character)Entschlusskraft f, → Entschlossenheit f; a man of decisionein Mann von Entschlusskraft; to act with decisionentschlossen handeln

decision

:
decision-maker
nEntscheidungsträger(in) m(f)
decision-making
nEntscheidungsfindung f; to show an aptitude for decisionEntschlusskraft zeigen; he’s hopeless at decisioner kann einfach keine Entscheidungen treffen
adj attr decision skills or abilitiesEntschlusskraft f; the decision processder Prozess der Entscheidungsfindung

decision

[dɪˈsɪʒn] ndecisione f
to make a decision → prendere una decisione

decision

(diˈsiʒən) noun
the act of deciding; a judgement. a time/moment of decision; I think you made the wrong decision.

decision

قَرَار rozhodnutí beslutning Entscheidung απόφαση decisión päätös décision odluka decisione 決定 결심 besluit avgjørelse decyzja decisão решение beslut การตัดสินใจ karar sự quyết định 决定

de·cis·ion

n. decisión, resolución.

decision

n decisión f; shared — making toma de decisiones compartidas; surrogate — maker sustituto -ta mf responsable de tomar decisiones
References in classic literature ?
In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.
There is certainly great force in this reasoning, and it must be allowed to prove that a constitutional road to the decision of the people ought to be marked out and kept open, for certain great and extraordinary occasions.
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
After a good deal of fruitless argument the question was referred for decision to a passing Coyote, who was a bit of a demagogue and desirous to stand well with both.
He remembered the parable of the unjust judge, and though he had previously felt sure that he ought to refuse, he now began to hesitate and, having hesitated, took to prayer and prayed until a decision formed itself in his soul.
With this permission Sancho said to the peasants who stood clustered round him, waiting with open mouths for the decision to come from his, "Brothers, what the fat man requires is not in reason, nor has it a shadow of justice in it; because, if it be true, as they say, that the challenged may choose the weapons, the other has no right to choose such as will prevent and keep him from winning.
The result, however, of this decision was to create a rivalry entirely without precedent between the different towns of these two States.
At each turn in his walk, especially at the parquet of the lighted dining room, he halted and said to himself, "Yes, this I must decide and put a stop to; I must express my view of it and my decision.
They agreed to appoint Momus as judge, and to abide by his decision.
I request them to suspend their decision until they have read my narrative.
Great though my distress of mind was, I soon arrived at a decision.
And while it is obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still the evil effect following it, being limited to that particular case, with the chance that it may be overruled and never become a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice.