A decision is the selection between possible actions. A choice is the selection between two or more objects.
The term decision may refer to:
- Decision making
- Decision support system
- Decision theory
- Decision tree
- Law and politics
- European Union decision
- Judgment (law), as the outcome of a legal case
- Landmark decision, the outcome of a case that sets a legal precedent
- Per curiam decision, by a court with multiple judges
- Sports, Arts, and Entertainment
- Decision, a song by Busta Rhymes from the album Back on My B.S.
- Decision (baseball), a statistical credit earned by a baseball pitcher
- Decisions (professional wrestling), a means by which a wrestler scores a point against his opponent
- The Decision (play), by the 20th-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht
- The Decision (TV special), in which NBA player LeBron James announced that he would switch teams
- The Decision (Animorphs), a book in the Animorphs series
- "The Decision" (song), by English indie rock band Young Knives
- Decisions (album), a 1984 album by the George Adams–Don Pullen Quartet
Other articles related to "decision":
... Interestingly, gaze bias ceases following a decision, suggesting that gaze bias is the cause of preference and not its effect ... the irrelevance of a stimulus presence, it is argued that gaze orientation supports decision-making mechanisms in inducing a preferential bias ...
... In a decision written by Justice Abe Fortas, the Court held, Justice Hugo Black issued a separate opinion to overturn the Arkansas law, finding the law unconstitutionally "vague" rather than an unconstitutional ... with the majority to reverse the State Appeal Court decision, his opinion details his dissent from the majority over the First Amendment issue ...
... The field of decision making is largely concerned with the processes by which individuals make a single choice from among many options ... These processes are generally assumed to proceed in a logical manner such that the decision itself is largely independent of context ... While there has been support for this economic view of decision making, there are also situations where the assumptions of optimal decision making seem to be violated ...
... Neuroeconomics is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to explain human decision making, the ability to process multiple alternatives and to choose an optimal course of action ... As research into decision-making behavior becomes increasingly computational, it has also incorporated new approaches from theoretical biology, computer science ... Neuroeconomics studies decision making, by using a combination of tools from these fields so as to avoid the shortcomings that arise from a single perspective approach ...
... Ferguson (1896), is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding the constitutionality of ... its repudiation in the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v ...
Famous quotes containing the word decision:
“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
—Plato (c. 427347 B.C.)
“I know my fate. One day my name will be tied to the memory of something monstrousa crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision invoked against everything that had previously been believed, demanded, sanctified. I am no man, I am dynamite!”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Will mankind never learn that policy is not morality,that it never secures any moral right, but considers merely what is expedient? chooses the available candidate,who is invariably the devil,and what right have his constituents to be surprised, because the devil does not behave like an angel of light? What is wanted is men, not of policy, but of probity,who recognize a higher law than the Constitution, or the decision of the majority.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)