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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.


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

Antonymsindecision, indecisiveness

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