Definition of desicion
1. decision [ n ] the act of making up your mind about something
Examples: "the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"
(The New York Times,...)
Philadelphia permitted him to seek a better connection after he had refused to reconsider his decision to end his career as a player .
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
This , of_course , depends_on the character of the site itself , the previous experience of the investigator , and the number of factors needed to arrive_at a good decision .
It is too easy for the inexperienced_person to make a quick judgment of a_few values of the area and base a decision on these alone .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Since the Supreme_Court 's decision of that year this is more doubtful ; and if a poll had been taken immediately following the dispatch of troops to Little_Rock I believe the majority would have been for the Old_South .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
Although the government was probably prepared for elections by mid - 1958 , the first decision was no_doubt made more difficult as party strife multiplied .Synonyms decision conclusion determination Related Terms choice move appointment finding call casting_lots resolution decide determine determine conclude
2. decision [ n ] a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
Examples: : "a decision unfavorable to the opposition" "his conclusion took the evidence into account" "satisfied with the panel's determination"
(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)
The cost of land and the prospects for appreciation in value may influence your decision .
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
The grounds for the Church 's position are Scriptural ( Old_Testament ) , the teachings of the fathers and doctors of the early Church , the unbroken tradition of nineteen centuries , the decisions of the highest ecclesiastical authority and the natural_law .
(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
In_general , however , it may be said that when a boy or a girl leaves the high_school , the school authorities play little or no part in the decision of what happens next .
(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
Mr._Justice_Taney 's Dred_Scott decision in 1857 was unpopular in the North , and soon became a dead_letter .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
It rested its decision solely on 7 , which reads in pertinent part : `` [ N_]_o corporation engaged in commerce shall acquire , directly or indirectly , the whole or any part of the stock or other share capital of another corporation engaged also in commerce , where the effect of such acquisition may be to substantially lessen competition between the corporation whose stock is so acquired and the corporation making the acquisition , or to restrain such commerce in any section or community , or tend to create a monopoly of any line of commerce .Synonyms conclusion decision determination Related Terms judgment predeterminaation settle
3. decision [ n ] (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred
Examples: : "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
The Orioles tonight retained the distinction of being the only winless team among the eighteen Major-League_clubs as they dropped their sixth straight spring exhibition decision , this one to the Kansas_City Athletics by a score of 5 to 3 .
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Kenny_Lane of Muskegon , Mich. , world 's seventh ranked lightweight , had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over Rip_Randall of Tyler , Tex. , here Monday night .Synonyms decision Related Terms result split_decision boxing
4. decision [ n ] the outcome of a game or contest
Examples: : "the team dropped three decisions in a row"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
The aspects of physical development that catch the judges ' eyes and which rightfully influence their decisions are symmetry and that hallmark of the true champion - superior definition of the muscles .Synonyms decision Related Terms result
5. decision [ n ] the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
Examples: "a man of unusual decisiveness"
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