- 1 [countable] decision (on/about something) decision (to do something) a choice or judgment that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do to make a decision (= to decide) We need a decision on this by next week. Who made the decision to go ahead with the project? He is really bad at making decisions. We finally reached a decision (= decided after some difficulty). We must come to a decision about what to do next by tomorrow. a big (= an important) decision The final decision is yours. It's a difficult decision for any doctor. The editor's decision is final. Mary is the decision-maker in the house. The decisions by the management committee will affect everyone in the company.
- 2 (also decisiveness) [uncountable] the ability to decide something clearly and quickly This is not a job for someone who lacks decision. opposite indecision
- 3[uncountable] the process of deciding something The moment of decision had arrived. The power of decision remained with the directors. Word Familydecide verbdecision noun (≠indecision)decisive adjective (≠indecisive)undecided adjective
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