Definition of Decision

1. Noun. The act of making up your mind about something. "He drew his conclusions quickly"

2. Noun. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration. "Satisfied with the panel's determination"
Exact synonyms: Conclusion, Determination
Generic synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Mind
Specialized synonyms: Predetermination
Derivative terms: Determine, Determine, Determine

3. Noun. (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred. "Had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Final Result, Outcome, Result, Resultant, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Split Decision

4. Noun. The outcome of a game or contest. "The team dropped three decisions in a row"

5. Noun. The trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose. "A man of unusual decisiveness"
Exact synonyms: Decisiveness
Generic synonyms: Firmness, Firmness Of Purpose, Resoluteness, Resolution, Resolve
Antonyms: Indecision, Indecisiveness
Derivative terms: Decisive

Definition of Decision

1. n. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.

Definition of Decision

1. Noun. A choice or judgement. ¹

2. Noun. Firmness of conviction. ¹

3. Noun. (context: chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest. ¹

4. Noun. ¹

5. Verb. (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout ¹

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Definition of Decision

1. to win a victory over a boxing opponent on points [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Decision

1. 1. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part. 2. The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion. "The decision of some dispute." (Atterbury) 3. An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court. 4. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision. Synonym: Decision, Determination, Resolution. Each of these words has two meanings, one implying the act of deciding, determining, or resolving; and the other a habit of mind as to doing. It is in the last sense that the words are here compared. Decision is a cutting short. It implies that several courses of action have been presented to the mind, and that the choice is now finally made. It supposes, therefore, a union of promptitude and energy. Determination is the natural consequence of decision. It is the settling of a thing with a fixed purpose to adhere. Resolution is the necessary result in a mind which is characterised by firmness. It is a spirit which scatters (resolves) all doubt, and is ready to face danger or suffering in carrying out one's determinations. Martin Luther was equally distinguished for his prompt decision, his steadfast determination, and his inflexible resolution. Origin: L. Decisio, fr. Decidere, decisum: cf. F. Decision. See Decide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decision

decision (current term)
decision analysis
decision height
decision maker
decision making
decision market
decision notice
decision support techniques
decision table
decision theory
decision tree
decision trees

Literary usage of Decision

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

1. A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential by Horace Greeley, John Fitch Cleveland (1860)
"The negro's name was " Dred Scott," which паше now designates the decision finally made in the case. Before the •then next Presidential Election, ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"decision a process of balancing ideas. Let us consider once more our individual who must choose at the fork of the road which branch he will follow. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"British prize court decision in tho Chicago [lacking house cases. С. P. Anderson. ... Zamora; Judicial decision. Am J Int Law 10:422-44 Ap '16 ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"BRITISH PRIZE COURT decision IN THE CHICAGO PACKING HOUSE CASES IN November, 1914, four vessels of Norwegian register, the Kim, the Alfred Nobel, ..."

5. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"In short, they advised the gentlemen who consulted them to draw up a minute of the proceedings; after which they would give their decision. ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1906)
"A decision is to be found in the law books (Callahan v. ... Such a decision as this, and the line of reasoning that enabled the judge to reach the decision ..."

7. The Principles of Sociology by Edward Alsworth Ross (1920)
"Again, the struggle will be prolonged in proportion as their strength is convertible into the particular kind of effort essential to a decision. ..."

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