/ dɪˈsɪʒn; NAmE / noun
[ C ] decision (on / about sth) | decision (to do sth) a choice or judgement that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do :
to take a decision (= to decide)
( BrE )
to make a decision (= to decide)
We need a decision on this by next week.
Who took the decision to go ahead with the project?
He is really bad at making decisions .
We finally reached a decision (= decided after some difficulty) .
We must come to a decision about what to do next by tomorrow.
a big (= an important) decision
The final decision is yours.
It's a difficult decision for any doctor.
The editor's decision is final.
Mary is the decision-maker in the house.
(also de·cisive·ness ) [ U ] the ability to decide sth clearly and quickly :
This is not a job for someone who lacks decision.
[ U ] the process of deciding sth :
The moment of decision had arrived.
late Middle English : from Latin decisio(n-) , from decidere determine, from de- off + caedere cut.