Definitions of decision

  1. ( boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; " had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
  2. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; " a man of unusual decisiveness"
  3. the outcome of a game or contest; " the team dropped three decisions in a row"
  4. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The act of deciding: determination: settlement.
  11. Determination; settlement; firmness.
  12. Firmness; determination.
  13. Final judgment; settlement; end; firmness and stability of purpose.
  14. Determination; final judgment or opinion; the end of a struggle; firmness and strength in character.