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English noun: decision

1. decision (act) the act of making up your mind about something


SamplesThe burden of decision was his.
He drew his conclusions quickly.


Synonymsconclusion, determination


Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection


Narrower (hyponym)appointment, assignment, call, casting lots, designation, drawing lots, move, naming, resolution, sortition

2. decision (cognition) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration


SamplesA decision unfavorable to the opposition.
His conclusion took the evidence into account.
Satisfied with the panel's determination.


Synonymsconclusion, determination


Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, mind


Narrower (hyponym)predetermination

3. decision (event) (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred


SamplesHad little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent.


Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination


Narrower (hyponym)split decision


Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

4. decision (event) the outcome of a game or contest


SamplesThe team dropped three decisions in a row.


Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination

5. decision (attribute) the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose


SamplesA man of unusual decisiveness.


Synonymsdecisiveness


Broader (hypernym)firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve


Antonymsindecision, indecisiveness









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