Pronunciation: (di-sizh'un), [key]
1. the act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment: They must make a decision between these two contestants.
2. the act of or need for making up one's mind: This is a difficult decision.
3. something that is decided; resolution: He made a poor decision.
4. a judgment, as one formally pronounced by a court.
5. the quality of being decided; firmness: He spoke with decision.
6. the final score in any sport or contest: The decision was 5 to 4 in favor of the home team.
7. Boxing.the awarding of a victory in a match not decided by a knockout or technical knockout, usually through a vote of the referee and judges.

v.t. win a victory over (one's opponent) by a point score rather than a knockout.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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