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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the outcome of a game or contest; "the team dropped three decisions in a row" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The act of deciding: determination: settlement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Determination; settlement; firmness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Firmness; determination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Final judgment; settlement; end; firmness and stability of purpose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Determination; final judgment or opinion; the end of a struggle; firmness and strength in character. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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)