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  • A decision is the commitment to irrevocably allocate valuable resources. A decision is a commitment to act. Action is the irrevocable allocation of valuable resources.
  • 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
  • Firmness of conviction
          After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision
  • (boxing) A result arrived at by the judges (cf. knockout)
          He has won twice by knockout, once by decision
  • (boxing) To defeat in a match decided by the judges
          Smith knocked out Jones, but was decisioned by Johnson


decision


    Spanish
  • decision
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*ci"sion (?), n. [L. decisio, fr. decīdere, decisum: cf. F. décision. See Decide.] 1. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part. [Obs.] Bp. Pearson.

2. The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.

The decision of some dispute.
Atterbury.

3. An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.

4. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.

Syn. -- Decision, Determination, Resolution. Each of these words has two meanings, one implying the act of deciding, determining, or resolving; and the other a habit of mind as to doing. It is in the last sense that the words are here compared. Decision is a cutting short. It implies that several courses of action have been presented to the mind, and that the choice is now finally made. It supposes, therefore, a union of promptitude and energy. Determination is the natural consequence of decision. It is the settling of a thing with a fixed purpose to adhere. Resolution is the necessary result in a mind which is characterized by firmness. It is a spirit which scatters (resolves) all doubt, and is ready to face danger or suffering in carrying out one's determinations. Martin Luther was equally distinguished for his prompt decision, his steadfast determination, and his inflexible resolution.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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