Decision - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈsɪʒn|  American pronunciation of the word decision
Brit.  |dɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word decision

noun

- the act of making up your mind about something(syn: conclusion, determination)

the burden of decision was his

- a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration(syn: conclusion, determination)

a decision unfavorable to the opposition

- (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent

- the outcome of a game or contest

the team dropped three decisions in a row

- the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose (syn: decisiveness)

Examples

She announced her decision to go to medical school.

Have you made a decision?

He based his decision on facts, not emotions.

She made a conscious decision to leave the painting unfinished.

We need someone who will act with decision even under pressure.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision brought an end to racial segregation in public schools.

We made the decision to accept their offer.

Do you ever wonder if you made the right decision?

No final decision has been taken, but it seems likely that the two companies could merge in the near future.

We finally came to a firm decision on the matter.

They can help with decisions about where to invest your money.

I need to think about it. It's a big decision.

All managers face tough decisions at one time or another.

She refused to discuss her decision to quit the group.

Viewers make the final decision as to who should be eliminated from the competition.

Word forms

noun
singular: decision
plural: decisions
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