Meaning of “decision” in the English Dictionary

"decision" in British English

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decisionnoun

uk /dɪˈsɪʒ.ən/ us /dɪˈsɪʒ.ən/

decision noun (CHOICE)

B1 [ C ] a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities:

She has had to make some very difficult decisions.
The company will reach/come to/make a decision shortly.
Let me have a/your decision (= tell me what you have decided) by next week.
[ + to infinitive ] It was his decision to leave.
The decision about/on whether he is innocent or guilty rests with the jury.
We need to take a lot of factors into account in our decision-making.
[ + that ] I accepted his decision that he wished to die with dignity.

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  • The government has come under fire for its decision to close the mines.
  • The villagers are furious about the decision to close the railway station.
  • We all argued about it for hours and eventually arrived at a decision.
  • The decision has been made to move UN troops in to try and stop the fighting.
  • He warned against making hasty decisions.

(Definition of “decision” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decision" in American English

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decisionnoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈsɪʒ·ən/

something you choose; a choice:

The board will make its decision shortly.
[ + to infinitive ] Their decision not to attend the party puzzled everyone.

(Definition of “decision” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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