Monday, August 10, 2009

decision

decision /dɪˈsɪʒn/ DJ /dɪ'sɪʒən/ KK
noun
a choice or judgement that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do (作出的)決定,抉擇 countable ~ (on/about sth) ~ (to do sth)
to take a decision(= to decide) 作出決定
to make a decision(= to decide) 作出決定 British English
We need a decision on this by next week. 我們得在下週前就這一問題作出決定。
Who took the decision to go ahead with the project? 是誰決定繼續這項工程的?
He is really bad at making decisions. 他的確不善於決策。
We finally reached a decision(= decided after some difficulty). 我們終於作出了抉擇。
We must come to a decision about what to do next by tomorrow. 我們必須最晚明天就下一步做什麼作出決定。
a big(= an important)decision 一項重大的抉擇
The final decision is yours. 最終的決定權屬於你。
It's a difficult decision for any doctor. 這對任何醫生來說都是一個困難的決定。
The editor's decision is final. 編輯定了就不再改了。
Mary is the decision-maker in the house. 家裏的事瑪麗說了算。
the ability to decide sth clearly and quickly 決斷(力);果斷 uncountable
This is not a job for someone who lacks decision. 不果斷的人不適宜做這工作。
Variant: decisiveness
the process of deciding sth 作決定;決策 uncountable
The moment of decision had arrived. 決策的時刻已經到了。

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