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.

Quotes of decision

  1. Life certainly points it out to you- 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone? – Gael Garcia Bernal
  2. Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  3. It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this. – Jenna Bush
  4. The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction. – Galeazzo Ciano
  5. Low -income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low -income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice. – Christopher Dodd
  6. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else. – Garrett Hardin
  7. We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there... but I don't think it should be open -ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report. – Edward Kennedy
  8. A majority of Americans oppose partial -birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence. – Marc Racicot
  9. There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible. – Paul Ricoeur
  10. For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make. – Gabriela Sabatini
  11. In the Brown decision the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country. – Bobby Scott
  12. The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled. – Bobby Scott
  13. Of course I realize that photography is not the technical facility as much as it is the eye, and this decision that one makes for the moment at which you are going to snap, you know. – Ben Shahn
  14. I am waiting for the decision which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine. – Jacques Verges
  15. Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision – Denis Waitley

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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