Definitions of deciding

n the cognitive process of reaching a decision

decision making
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officiating, officiation, refereeing, umpirage
the act of umpiring
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
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
a formal expression
favorite, favourite
something regarded with special favor or liking
the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
druthers, preference
the right or chance to choose
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
Type of:
higher cognitive process
cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

adj having the power or quality of deciding

“cast the deciding vote”
determinant, determinative, determining
determining or having the power to determine an outcome

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