decision: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-sizh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment: They must make a decision between these two contestants.
  2. the act of or need for making up one's mind: This is a difficult decision.
  3. something that is decided; resolution: He made a poor decision.
  4. a judgment, as one formally pronounced by a court.
  5. the quality of being decided; firmness: He spoke with decision.
  6. the final score in any sport or contest: The decision was 5 to 4 in favor of the home team.
  7. the awarding of a victory in a match not decided by a knockout or technical knockout, usually through a vote of the referee and judges.
  1. to win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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