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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decisive  \De*ci*sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]cisif.  See  {Decision}.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  or  quality  of  deciding  a  question  or 
  controversy;  putting  an  end  to  contest  or  controversy; 
  final;  conclusive.  ``A  decisive,  irrevocable  doom.'' 
  --Bates.  ``Decisive  campaign.''  --Macaulay.  ``Decisive 
  proof.''  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  Marked  by  promptness  and  decision. 
 
  A  noble  instance  of  this  attribute  of  the  decisive 
  character.  --J.  Foster. 
 
  Syn:  Decided;  positive;  conclusive.  See  {Decided}.  -- 
  {De*ci"sive*ly},  adv  --  {De*ci"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decisively 
  adv  1:  with  firmness;  "`I  will  come  along,'  she  said  decisively" 
  [syn:  {resolutely}]  [ant:  {indecisively}] 
  2:  with  finality;  conclusively;  "the  voted  settled  the  argument 
  decisively"  [ant:  {indecisively}] 
  3:  in  an  indisputable  degree;  "the  Fisher  act  of  1918 
  decisively  raised  their  status  and  pay" 




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