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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decision making mean? 

  The noun DECISION MAKING has 1 sense:

1. the cognitive process of reaching a decision

  Familiarity information: DECISION MAKING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The cognitive process of reaching a decision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


deciding; decision making

Context example:

a good executive must be good at decision making

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

higher cognitive process (cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use)

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

officiating; officiation; refereeing; umpirage (the act of umpiring)

eclectic method; eclecticism (making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style)

groupthink (decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility))

closure; resolution; settlement (something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making)

judgement; judging; judgment (the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions)

change of mind; flip-flop; reversal; turnabout; turnaround (a decision to reverse an earlier decision)

choice; pick; selection (the person or thing chosen or selected)

cull; reject (the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality)

alternative; choice; option (one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen)

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