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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BDI, being the decisive factor that speeded up the process for facilitating the free movement of citizens in the region, welcomed the last decision of Macedonian Government to sign and ratify the Agreement between Macedonia and Kosovo for citizen travel with just an ID card.
But for commercial growers, quantity and uniformity remain the decisive factor.
Summary: As the world economy learns to adapt to modern terrorism exemplified by ISIS, stability in the Middle Eastern region becomes a decisive factor that decides whether a nation can become economically prosperous or not.
He said that governments are not formed through mere slogans but through elections and 2018 elections would be decisive factor who comes into power or not.
While new and larger cable-laying vessels are being deployed on the offshore renewable scene, we still believe that a decisive factor to accomplish successfully is the years of experience and extensive knowledge that we can offer within installation and burial of inter-array cables.
Party loyalty should not be a decisive factor in this debate.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Executive Board of Nid Tounes party welcomed "the popular peaceful protests" that back the claims of the National Salvation Front, stressing its "pride" of these movements which "are a national gain and a decisive factor to spare the country dangers awaiting it.
But researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, have now demonstrated that melody may not be the decisive factor, instead, rhythm may be crucial.
Summary: Jose Mourinho has been quoting Einstein to convince his Real Madrid players the will to win can be the decisive factor against Barcelona.
The author asserts that this cooperation "proved a decisive factor in keeping the province from falling to the Whites as a result of a rejection of Soviet power from within" (170).
The decisive factor which drove the president's reelection was house prices.
The kidnappers themselves told me this morning about his appeal, which I maintain was a decisive factor in my liberation.