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English definition of “decision support system”

decision support system

noun [C]
(abbreviation DSS)
IT a computer program that can arrange and sort large amounts of data , and that is used to help people in companies and organizations make important decisions based on the data: A successful decision support system is one that assists rather than replaces the human decision-maker.
(Definition of decision support system from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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