Meaning of DECISION in English



Pronunciation: di- ' si-zh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English decisioun, from Middle French, from Latin decision-, decisio, from decidere to decide

Date: 15th century

1 a : the act or process of deciding b : a determination arrived at after consideration : CONCLUSION <make a decision >

2 : a report of a conclusion <a 5-page decision >

3 : promptness and firmness in deciding : DETERMINATION <acting with decision >

4 a : WIN specifically : a victory in boxing decided on points <a unanimous decision > b : a win or loss officially credited to a pitcher in baseball <has five wins in eight decision s >

– de · ci · sion · al \ - ' si-zhn ə l, - ' si-zh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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