decision making

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Noun1.decision making - 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"
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Among numerous multi criteria decision making (MCDM) methods developed to solve real-world decision problems, (TOPSIS) continues to work satisfactorily in diverse application areas such as supply chain management and logistics [2, 3, 4, 5], design, engineering and manufacturing systems [6, 7], business and marketing management [8, 9], health, safety and environment management [10, 11], human resources management [12, 13, 14], energy management [15], chemical engineering [16], water resources management [17, 18], bi-level programming problem [19, 20], multilevel programmi ng problem [21], medical diagnosis [22], military [23], education [24], others topics [25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30], etc.
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