deciding

Definitions of deciding
  1. noun
    the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    synonyms: decision making
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    officiating, officiation, refereeing, umpirage
    the act of umpiring
    determination
    deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
    eclectic method, eclecticism
    making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    groupthink
    decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)
    closure, resolution, settlement
    something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    judgement, judging, judgment
    the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
    change of mind, flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
    a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    choice, pick, selection
    the person or thing chosen or selected
    cull, reject
    the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    alternative, choice, option
    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    prejudgement, prejudgment
    a judgment reached before the evidence is available
    afterthought, reconsideration, rethink, second thought
    thinking again about a choice previously made
    pleasure
    a formal expression
    favorite, favourite
    something regarded with special favor or liking
    obverse
    the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
    druthers, preference
    the right or chance to choose
    way
    doing as one pleases or chooses
    default, default option
    an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
    opening, possibility, possible action
    a possible alternative
    impossibility, impossible action
    an alternative that is not available
    Hobson's choice
    the choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all
    soft option
    an easier alternative
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    higher cognitive process
    cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
  2. adjective
    having the power or quality of deciding
    “cast the deciding vote”
    synonyms: determinant, determinative, determining
    decisive
    determining or having the power to determine an outcome
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