decision

See also: décision and decisión

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Latin dēcīsiō, dēcīsiōnis, from dēcīdō (to decide).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɪʒən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

NounEdit

decision (countable and uncountable, plural decisions)

  1. The act of deciding.
  2. A choice or judgement.
    It is the decision of the court that movies are protected as free speech.
    It's a tough decision, but I'll take vanilla.
  3. (uncountable) Firmness of conviction.
    After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision.
  4. (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.
  5. (baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.

Usage notesEdit

  • (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.
  • Adjectives often applied to "decision": bad, big, careful, challenging, clever, collective, complex, delayed, deliberate, difficult, easy, foolish, forced, good, hard, hasty, important, informed, major, personal, poor, prudent, quick, rash, responsible, serious, significant, slow, small, smart, strategic, stupid, thoughtful, tough, uninformed, wise.

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VerbEdit

decision (third-person singular simple present decisions, present participle decisioning, simple past and past participle decisioned)

  1. (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout

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decision f

  1. decision

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, see above.

NounEdit

decision f (plural decisions)

  1. decision

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēcīsiō.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

decision f (plural decisions)

  1. decision

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