Meaning of DECISION in English

I. di-ˈsi-zhən noun

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

Date: 15th century


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


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 -ˈsi-zhnəl, -ˈsi-zhə-n ə l adjective

II. transitive verb

Date: 1943

: to win a decision over (a boxing opponent)

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