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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. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; " a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; " his conclusion took the evidence into account"; " satisfied with the panel's determination"
  3. ( boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; " had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
  4. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; " a man of unusual decisiveness"
  5. the outcome of a game or contest; " the team dropped three decisions in a row"
  6. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The act of deciding: determination: settlement.
  13. Determination; settlement; firmness.
  14. The act of deciding; a fixed intention; settlement; judgment of a court.
  15. Firmness; determination.
  16. Final judgment; settlement; end; firmness and stability of purpose.
  17. Determination; final judgment or opinion; the end of a struggle; firmness and strength in character.
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Usage examples for decision

  1. " I'll go back again to my house," was his decision – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  2. In this decision they all agreed. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  3. " That is all that I can do for you, Sir," said Augusta, with decision – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  4. " I don't think it'll come off," said Larpent with decision – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  5. It was the first great decision she had ever been forced to make alone. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  6. Are you sure your decision is a wise one? – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  7. 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
  8. He must think a little: people always do; but he knows well enough that not this way lies decision – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  9. " I don't like Tom," said the Hare, with decision – The Mahatma and the Hare by H. Rider Haggard
  10. I have failed to turn back the decision – The Machine by Upton Sinclair
  11. And he said it with such decision Ben Weatherstaff looked him over, up and down, down and up. – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. That was each centre's own decision – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  13. M. Konning, who was a native of Holland, was a worthy man, but possessed no decision of character, and but little ability. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v12 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  14. While he thus stood in the valley of decision Martin glanced towards Nance, sitting quietly by Quabee's side. – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  15. 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
  16. " We're going now," Kate told her with maternal decision – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  17. Now, then, what is your decision – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  18. " I should say not," declared Clem, with decision – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  19. I hope you won't ask me to, but that is my decision – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  20. For a decision Ivan. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
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