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Definition 1: the cognitive process of reaching a decision - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where deciding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good executive must be good at decision making

Synonyms for deciding in the sense of this definition

(deciding is a kind of ...) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(... is a kind of deciding ) the act of umpiring

"the officiating was excellent"

(... is a kind of deciding ) the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

(... is a kind of deciding ) the person or thing chosen or selected

"he was my pick for mayor"

(... is a kind of deciding ) a decision to reverse an earlier decision

(... is a kind of deciding ) the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions

(... is a kind of deciding ) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

"they finally reached a settlement with the union" "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences" "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"

(... is a kind of deciding ) decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)

(... is a kind of deciding ) making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style

(... is a kind of deciding ) deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature

"the determination of grammatical inflections"

(... is a kind of deciding ) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

"what option did I have?" "there is no other alternative" "my only choice is to refuse"

Definition 2: having the power or quality of deciding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deciding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crucial experiment
  • cast the deciding vote
  • the determinative (or determinant) battle

Synonyms for deciding in the sense of this definition

(deciding is similar to ...) determining or having the power to determine an outcome

"cast the decisive vote" "two factors had a decisive influence"

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