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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ci·sive a.
 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) 2.0

      n 1: the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of
           character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
           [syn: decision] [ant: indecisiveness, indecisiveness]
      2: the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the
         finality of death" [syn: finality, conclusiveness]
         [ant: inconclusiveness]