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English[]

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Etymology[]

From Middle French, in turn from Latin decisio, decisionis, from dēcīdō (to decide).

Pronunciation[]

  • noicon
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

Noun[]

Singular
Decision

Plural
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  1. A choice or judgement.
    It is the decision of the court that spoiling the endings of movies is protected as free speech.
    It's a tough decision, but I'll take vanilla.
  2. Firmness of conviction.
    After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.
  3. (chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.
    He has won twice by knockout, once by decision.

Usage notes[]

  • (choice or judgment): Most often, to decide something is to make a decision; however, other possibilities exist as well. Many verbs used with destination or conclusion, such as reach, come to, and arrive at can also be used with decision; these serve to emphasize that the decision is the result of deliberation. Finally, some varieties of English prefer to take a decision rather than make one.
  • See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take for uses and meaning of decision collocated with these words.

Derived terms[]

  • decision making
  • decision tree
  • decision procedure
  • decision theory
  • indecision

Related terms[]

Translations[]

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Middle French[]

Etymology[]

From Latin, see above

Noun[]

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  1. decision

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