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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
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Her eyes kindled as they turned wistfully toward the window, but they fell on the old house opposite, and she shook her head with sorrowful decision.
Washington, who, after uselessly admonishing the European general of the danger into which he was heedlessly running, saved the remnants of the British army, on this occasion, by his decision and courage.
He opposed their ready suggestion to return to Devil's Ford with a new and unnecessary inflexibility: he even met their compromise to accompany him to Sacramento with equal decision.
She might have held back a little longer; but another circumstance, not yet hinted at, had somewhat hastened her decision.
Nevertheless, I will enter," answered Hester Prynne; and the bond-servant, perhaps judging from the decision of her air, and the glittering symbol in her bosom, that she was a great lady in the land, offered no opposition.
If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.
A common man looking at this decision of the very learned Judge, might possibly object to it.
They would have had three times that, but it had gone to court, and the judge had decided against them, and it had cost the balance to get him to change his decision.
And the trader leaned back in his chair, and folded his arm, with an air of virtuous decision, apparently considering himself a second Wilberforce.
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?
Sire, the Board finds this candidate perfect in all the requirements and qualifications for military com- mand, and doth hold his case open for decision after due examination of his competitor.
It transpired that this signifies that the wearer has fought three duels in which a decision was reached--duels in which he either whipped or was whipped--for drawn battles do not count.