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deciding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decide  \De*cide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decided};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deciding}.]  [L.  dec[=i]dere;  de-  +  caedere  to  cut,  cut 
  off  prob.  akin  to  E.  shed,  v.:  cf  F.  d['e]cider.  Cf 
  {Decision}.] 
  1.  To  cut  off  to  separate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Our  seat  denies  us  traffic  here  The  sea,  too  near 
  decides  us  from  the  rest.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  a  termination,  as  a  question,  controversy, 
  struggle,  by  giving  the  victory  to  one  side  or  party;  to 
  render  judgment  concerning;  to  determine;  to  settle. 
 
  So  shall  thy  judgment  be  thyself  hast  decided  it 
  --1  Kings  xx 
  40. 
 
  The  quarrel  toucheth  none  but  us  alone;  Betwixt 
  ourselves  let  us  decide  it  then.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deciding 
  adj  :  having  the  power  or  quality  of  deciding;  "the  crucial 
  experiment";  "cast  the  deciding  vote";  "the 
  determinative  (or  determinant)  battle"  [syn:  {crucial}, 
  {deciding(a)},  {determinant},  {determinative},  {determining(a)}] 
  n  :  the  cognitive  process  of  reaching  a  decision;  "a  good 
  executive  must  be  good  at  decision  making"  [syn:  {decision 
  making}] 




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