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decision (n.)

15世纪中叶,"决定的行为",来自古法语 décision (14世纪),来自拉丁语 decisionem (代名词 decisio )"决定、解决、协议",行动名词来自 decidere 的过去分词干"决定、确定",字面意思是"切断",来自 de "切断"(见 de- )+ caedere "切断"(来自PIE根 *kae-id- "打击")。

意为"案件的最终判决或意见",出自1550年代。意思是"在性格上被决定的质量,能够做出迅速的决定"是从1781年开始的;"一个决议,一个固定的目的"的意义是由1886年。 Decision-making (形容词)是由1946年记录的。

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Definitions of decision from WordNet

decision (n.)
the act of making up your mind about something;
the burden of decision was his
decision (n.)
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;
a decision unfavorable to the opposition
decision (n.)
(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred;
had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent
decision (n.)
the outcome of a game or contest;
the team dropped three decisions in a row
decision (n.)
the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose;
Synonyms: decisiveness
From wordnet.princeton.edu