decisive factor

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Noun1.decisive factor - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
causal factor, determinant, determining factor, determinative, determiner - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
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He pointed out that SLFP will be a decisive factor as no single candidate can win the presidential election on their own.
Yet that is exactly what happened on Saturday night at St James' Park - and it could prove to be the decisive factor when it comes to retaining Rafa Benitez's services.
Assuming the current Israeli modus operandi is the product of rational and thoughtful staff work, it can be inferred that deterrence is no longer either a decisive factor or even a strategic goal in the asymmetric conflicts with Hamas and Hezbollah.
Juergen Ziegler, Schaeffler's regional chief executive, Europe, said: "Brexit is clearly not the single decisive factor behind our decision-making for the UK market, but the need to plan for various complex scenarios has brought forward the timing."
On the other hand, it seems that the outcome between the Macedonian parties will be balanced and it will bring almost the same situation in which again, the AA will be the decisive factor for the new parliamentary majority.
The successful development strategy, designed for the future, acts as a decisive factor in the entry of the young independent country into the ranks of the developed countries of the world," Rahimzade added.
The sacrifices and heroism of the martyred and the injured in the Syrian Arab Army were the decisive factor in holding the fair after eradication of terrorism.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 24 (ANI): Turns out, age does not need to be the decisive factor in herniated disc surgery or simply, a spine surgery.
August Achleitner, head of the model line, said, 'With each innovation, the decisive factor for me is whether it suits the character of the 911.
From this perspective, the decisive factor is that, at Mercedes-Benz Cars, fewer than expected SUV sales and higher than expected costs - not completely passed on to the customers - must be assumed because of increased import tariffs for US vehicles into the Chinese market.
However, should Affleck Bolt secure a clear run round the first couple of bends his middle pace can still prove the decisive factor and he can put the race to bed along the back stretch.
The Japanese government also decided to shut two of its largest cryptocurrency exchanges this month, a decisive factor for the price crash.