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decision meaning

EN[dɪˈsɪʒən] [-ɪʒən]
US
WDecision
  • Decision may refer to:
  • Decision making
  • Decision support system
  • Decision theory
  • Decision tree
FR décision

    Definition of decision in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdecisionsPREdeci-SUF-ion
    1. The act of deciding.
      1. A choice or judgement.
        1. The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
      2. NU Firmness of conviction.
        1. After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision. ‎
      3. (chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.
        1. He has won twice by knockout, once by decision. ‎
      4. (baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.
      5. VerbSGdecisionsPRdecisioningPT, PPdecisioned
        1. (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • After the meeting, Jim summarised the major decisions made.
            • It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment. ‎
            • Only the top banana can make a decision of that magnitude.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Blair sexed up the evidence to justify his own decision.
            • The Clerk of the Court of Appeals handed down its decision.
            • Pavel Gershenzon, a ballet historian, told RIA Novosti: “In recent years the administration of the Bolshoi Theater has twice shown its artistic freedom, boldness, unordinariness in making decisions.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en decisions
              2. en decisional
              3. en decisionism
              4. en decisionist
              5. en decisionists
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              Meaning of decision for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "decision" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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