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Decision appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • No, is iced dab a bad decision?
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Usage statistics for the noun decision:

spoken English34.36%written English65.64% conversational speech10.26%task-oriented speech89.74% imaginative writing18.01%informational writing81.99%
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Definition of the noun decision

What does decision mean as a name of something?

Decision is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: decisions

  1. the act of making up your mind about something
  2. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  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

Alternative definition of the noun decision


  1. A choice or judgement.
  2. [uncountable] Firmness of conviction.
  3. [context: chiefly combat sports] A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.
  4. rfdef, a couple of missing senses, lang=en

Specialised definition of the noun decision

Glossary of sports

a win in a boxing match that is awarded to the fighter who is given the higher total of points by the judges (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. "Decision" a.k.a. "Nirnayam" is a 1991 Telugu film directed by Priyadarshan, produced by D.Kishore on Jayabheri Art Productions banner, presented by M.Murali Mohan. Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala Akkineni in lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraja. The film recorded as Above Average at box-office. The movie was dubbed in Tamil and Hindi languages as Sambavam and Girafthari respectively. This film is a remake of Priyadarshan's own 1989 Malayalam film, Vandanam starring Mohanlal.
  2. "Decision" is a film.


  1. "decision" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Decision" a.k.a. "Decisión" is a composition.
  3. "Decision" is a musical single of Smash.
    • released in (45 years ago)
  4. "Decision" a.k.a. "Decisión" is a musical album of Tiro de Gracia.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  5. "Decision" is a musical album of The Beu Sisters.
  6. "Decision" is a musical album of Tumblin Dice.
  7. "Decision" is a composition.


  1. Decision: In European Union law, a decision is a legal instrument which is binding upon those individuals to which it is addressed. They are one of three kinds of legal instruments which may be effected under EU law which can have legally binding effects on individuals. Decisions may be addressed to member states or individuals. The Council of the European Union can delegate power to make decisions to the European Commission.
    • also known as European Union decision
  2. Decision is a short-lived NBC anthology TV series that aired as a summer replacement for The Loretta Young Show in 1958. The episodes consisted of repurposed failed pilots, including a TV adaptation of the Owen Wister novel The Virginian, starring James Drury. He would later star in a long-running TV adaptation of the same novel.

Phrases with Decision

Phrases starting with the word Decision:

  1. Decision tree
  2. decision maker
  3. decision table
  4. decision making
  5. Decision Market

Phrases ending with the word Decision:

  1. No Decision
  2. bakke decision
  3. final decision
  4. split decision
  5. Framed Decision
  6. Make a Decision
  7. judicial decision
  8. Majority decision
  9. Game-Time Decision

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decision

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Google previewFree Will: A Very Short Introduction (2004)

by Thomas Pink

A decision is an exercise of rationality that is directed at its object, the voluntary action decided upon, as a goal – a goal which that...

Google previewRisk Evaluation and Management (2012)

by V.T. Covello, Joshua Menkes, J.L. Mumpower

decision is an improvement on the status quo if it makes one or more persons better off without at the same time making other persons worse off.

Google previewPublic Administration Workbook (2010)

by Pathi

Administrative decision is an individual activity. 2. Decision making in government is a plural activity. 3. Decision...

Every decision is a combination of fact and value propositions. A value is a statement that may be proved or disproved. A fact is ...

Google previewManagement Principles and Practices

A decision has been defined by various management experts as follows: “A decision is an act of choice—wherein an executive forms a...

McFarland “A decision is a course of action which is consciously chosen for achieving a desired ...

Google previewThe Fra (1911)

For Philistines and Roycrofters by Elbert Hubbard, Felix Shay

Hence the decision is a restriction upon popular government. The law is not what the people's representatives say it shall be, but what the reviewing court-a far remove from the people—thinks it should be. This is wrong a' If monopoly is an evil ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Free Will (2011)

Second Edition by Robert Kane

A decision is a basic action. The distinction matters...

Google previewCooperative Strategy (2005)

by John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen B. Tallman

The first decision is that of the basic organizational form, at which point cooperation is chosen (whether as a first choice or a best second alternative) over competition or acquisition for the transaction. The second decision is the general type of ...

Google previewFinal report of the 105(b) economic and policy analysis (1980)

alternative overall procedures for the exploration, development, production, transportation and distribution of the petroleum resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) by United States. Office of Minerals Policy and Research Analysis, Roger Anderson

FIELD DEVELOPMENT DECISION The field development decision is the option whether or not to develop, produce, transport, and distribute the discovered reserves in a deposit. The scale economies typical in pipeline and marine ...

Google previewReal-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics by Morris Altman

deCIsIon Cost could be productively used in other ways, so there is an opportunity cost associated with any particular decision method. If we had unlimited cognitive capacity, we could sort through a set of alternatives and without cost, but such ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2001)

Volume 70 - Supplement 33 by Allen Kent


Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Category: Decision Support Trevor J. Bihl Air Force Institute of Technology, USA William A. Young II Ohio University, USA Gary R. Weckman Ohio University, USA INTRODUCTION Decision support systems (DSSs) are a sub-set of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy (1993)

by S. Richard Sauber, Luciano L'Abate, Gerald R. Weeks, William L. Buchanan

decision making The process used to make selections among alternatives based on an understanding of past experiences, the present situation, and future expectations. The components are (a) identifying the problem, (b) obtaining ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Environmental Terms (1998)

by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore

decision aid - a tool or process employed to select one alternative from a set of two or more available alternatives to address a problem or opportunity. [8] decision analysis - a decision aid based on utility theory and the laws of probability ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1983)

Volume 19 - Energy: Costing Thermal Electric Power Plants to Ethanol by John J. McKetta Jr

Decision. Analysis. This article presents a method to analyze decisions regarding the purchase of complete spares for process plant equipment. The method is based on three facets of these decisions— defining and using all possible costs ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Maryland (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Circuit, who shall constitute a court in banc for such purpose; and the motion for such reservation shall be entered on record, during the sitting, at which such decision may be made; and the several Circuit Courts shall regulate, by rules, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Specialist CCS: Clinical Code Sets CCS: Common Communication Support CCSP: Certified Coding Specialist Physician CCT: Coding, Classification, Terminology CD: Committee Draft CD: Compact Disc CDA: Clinical (Decision) Document ...

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Usage statistics about decision

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun decision:

spoken English34.36%written English65.64% conversational speech10.26%task-oriented speech89.74% imaginative writing18.01%informational writing81.99%

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Quotes about Decision

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision. (Lord Falkland)
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3I1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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