Definition of Decided

1. Adjective. Recognizable; marked. "At a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"

Exact synonyms: Distinct
Similar to: Definite
Derivative terms: Distinctness



Definition of Decided

1. a. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.

Definition of Decided

1. Verb. (past of decide) ¹

2. Adjective. determined; resolute ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decided

1. decide [v] - See also: decide

Medical Definition of Decided

1. 1. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage. "A more decided taste for science." 2. Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion or purpose. Synonym: Decided, Decisive. We call a thing decisive when it has the power or quality of deciding; as, a decisive battle; we speak of it as decided when it is so fully settled as to leave no room for doubt; as, a decided preference, a decided aversion. Hence, a decided victory is one about which there is no question; a decisive victory is one which ends the contest. Decisive is applied only to things; as, a decisive sentence, a decisive decree, a decisive judgment. Decided is applied equally to persons and things. Thus we speak of a man as decided in his whole of conduct; and as having a decided disgust, or a decided reluctance, to certain measures. "A politic caution, a guarded circumspection, were among the ruling principles of our forefathers in their most decided conduct." . "The sentences of superior judges are final, decisive, and irrevocable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decided

deci-
deciamp
deciampere
deciamperes
deciamps
deciare
deciares
deciban
decibans
decibel
decibels
decidabilities
decidability
decidable
decide
decided (current term)
decidedly
decidedness
decidednesses
decidement
decidence
decider
deciders
decides
deciding
deciding(a)
decidua basalis
decidua capsularis

Literary usage of Decided

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"In summer when the full moon is low in the heavens, we have a less decided reference, which seems to imply a maximum of daily temperature range about new ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, United States Congress. Senate (1868)
"The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, aud it was decided in the negative, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. ..."

3. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1852)
"Mr. Stanly having called up the motion submitted by him, to print the bill, The Speaker decided that the effect of the vote to lay the bill on the table had ..."

4. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"Two engagements," the one near the Event of Hellespont, the other in the narrow defiles of Cilicia, decided wars, the fate of his Syrian competitor; ..."

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