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DECISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decision mean? 

DECISION (noun)
  The noun DECISION has 5 senses:

1. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
2. the act of making up your mind about something
3. (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred
4. the outcome of a game or contest
5. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

  Familiarity information: DECISION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECISION (noun)


Sense 1decision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

decision; conclusion; determination

Context examples:

a decision unfavorable to the opposition / his conclusion took the evidence into account / satisfied with the panel's determination

Hypernyms ("decision" is a kind of...):

judgement; judgment; mind (an opinion formed by judging something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decision"):

predeterminaation (a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something)


Sense 2decision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making up your mind about something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

decision; determination; conclusion

Context examples:

the burden of decision was his / he drew his conclusions quickly

Hypernyms ("decision" is a kind of...):

choice; option; pick; selection (the act of choosing or selecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decision"):

appointment; assignment; designation; naming (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position)

call ((sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee)

move (the act of deciding to do something)

casting lots; drawing lots; sortition (making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn)

resolution (a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner)


Sense 3decision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent

Hypernyms ("decision" is a kind of...):

final result; outcome; result; resultant; termination (something that results)

Domain category:

boxing; fisticuffs; pugilism (fighting with the fists)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decision"):

split decision (a boxing decision in which the judges are not unanimous)


Sense 4decision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outcome of a game or contest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

the team dropped three decisions in a row

Hypernyms ("decision" is a kind of...):

final result; outcome; result; resultant; termination (something that results)


Sense 5decision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

decisiveness; decision

Context example:

a man of unusual decisiveness

Hypernyms ("decision" is a kind of...):

firmness; firmness of purpose; resoluteness; resolution; resolve (the trait of being resolute)

Antonym:

indecision (the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose)


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