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Etymology

  • from Middle French, in turn from Latin decisio, decisionis, from decidere meaning "to decide".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
decision

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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. (boxing) A result arrived at by the judges (cf. knockout)
    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.

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