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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cide v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decided; p. pr. & vb. n. Deciding.]
 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) 2.0

      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