decision

[dih-sizh-uhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment: They must make a decision between these two contestants.
2.
the act of or need for making up one's mind: This is a difficult decision.
3.
something that is decided; resolution: He made a poor decision.
4.
a judgment, as one formally pronounced by a court.
5.
the quality of being decided; firmness: He spoke with decision.
6.
the final score in any sport or contest: The decision was 5 to 4 in favor of the home team.
7.
Boxing. the awarding of a victory in a match not decided by a knockout or technical knockout, usually through a vote of the referee and judges.
verb (used with object)
8.
Boxing. to win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English decisioun < Middle French < Latin dēcīsiōn- (stem of dēcīsiō) literally, a cutting off, equivalent to dēcīs(us) (past participle of dēcīdere; see decide) + -iōn- -ion

decisional, adjective
nondecision, noun
predecision, noun
redecision, noun
subdecision, noun


4. ruling, verdict, finding, decree.
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decision (dɪˈsɪʒən)
 
n
1.  a judgment, conclusion, or resolution reached or given; verdict
2.  the act of making up one's mind
3.  firmness of purpose or character; determination
 
[C15: from Old French, from Latin dēcīsiō, literally: a cutting off; see decide]
 
de'cisional
 
adj

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decision
mid-15c., from M.Fr. decision, from L. decisionem (nom. decisio); see decide. Decision making (adj., also decision-making) is recorded from 1953.
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