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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