Definitions of decision

  1. the act of making up your mind about something; " the burden of decision was his"; " he drew his conclusions quickly"
  2. ( boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; " had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
  3. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; " a man of unusual decisiveness"
  4. the outcome of a game or contest; " the team dropped three decisions in a row"
  5. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
  9. The outcome of a proceeding before a judge, arbitrator, government agency or other legal tribunal. " Decision" is a general term often used interchangeably with the terms judgment or " opinion." To be precise, however, a judgment is the written form of the courts decision in the clerks minutes or notes, and an opinion is a written document setting out the reasons for reaching the decision.
  10. The act of reaching a fixed opinion; the quality of being fixed and firm; determination; judgment; settlement; as, the decision of a court or of a case.
  11. The act of deciding: determination: settlement.
  12. Determination; settlement; firmness.
  13. Firmness; determination.
  14. Final judgment; settlement; end; firmness and stability of purpose.
  15. Determination; final judgment or opinion; the end of a struggle; firmness and strength in character.

Usage examples for decision

  1. " That is all that I can do for you, Sir," said Augusta, with decision. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Now, then, what is your decision? – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  3. " I should say not," declared Clem, with decision. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. Are you sure your decision is a wise one? – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  5. I hope you won't ask me to, but that is my decision. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  6. " We're going now," Kate told her with maternal decision. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  7. It was the first great decision she had ever been forced to make alone. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  8. " I don't think it'll come off," said Larpent with decision. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  9. In this decision they all agreed. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. For a decision, Ivan. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  11. I have failed to turn back the decision... – The Machine by Upton Sinclair
  12. I would tell you all and leave the decision to you, were it not that I fear you would think I wanted you to let me off. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. O no- o, it's not exactly a sudden decision; its taken me all day to make it. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  14. " I don't like Tom," said the Hare, with decision. – The Mahatma and the Hare by H. Rider Haggard
  15. That was each centre's own decision. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. " I'll go back again to my house," was his decision. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge