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decider (plural deciders)

  1. (of a controversy, question, etc) A person, divinity, or authoritative text which decides.
    • 1667, anon., "George Fox digg'd out of his burrowes, or An offer of disputation on fourteen proposalls...". John Foster, Boston, pp. 89-90:
      This written and revealed will of God I said was the Judge and Decider of all Questions.
    • 1758, Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer, The grants, concessions, and original constitutions of the province of New-Jersey, Philadelphia, p. 680:
      The Determination of his Majesty, who is the only proper decider of this Matter.
    • 1885, Friedrich Delitzsch, "General Notes: The Religion of the Kassites," Hebraica, vol 1 no 3 (Jan), p. 190:
      The god Adar, which, with its two oft-occurring idiographs Bar and Nin-ib, is preferably designated as the "Decider" (Entschneider).
    • 1967, David P. Gauthier, "How Decisions are Caused," The Journal of Philosophy, vol 64 no 5, 15 Mar, p. 151:
      Although the decider may know any of the principles in the sequence, he cannot know every such principle.
    • 2006 April 18, George W. Bush, White House press conference, Washington, DC:
      "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."
  2. (chiefly Britain, sports) An event or action which decides the outcome of a contested matter.
  3. (computing) A Turing machine that halts regardless of its input.



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  1. to decide


Present: decide
Past: decideva
Future: decidera
Conditional: deciderea
Present participle: decidente
Past participle: decidite
Imperative: decide