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noun decision pronunciation in American English /dɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a choice that you make after thinking carefully
    make a decision:

    The committee should make its decision later this week.

    come to/reach a decision:

    Have you come to a decision yet?

    decision about/on:

    We haven’t reached a final decision on the funding yet.

    reverse/overturn a decision:

    The Supreme Court can overturn an earlier decision.

    the right/wrong decision:

    I hope I’ve made the right decision.

    a big/tough/difficult decision:

    The school is now faced with some very tough decisions.

    a decision to do something:

    Mrs. Osman has announced her decision to retire.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of making a choice after thinking carefully

      The moment of decision has finally come.



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