Definition of deciding in English:



  • Serving to resolve or settle something.

    ‘taxes could be the deciding factor for millions of floating voters’
    • ‘It is understood that the university's reputation for medicine and life sciences could be a deciding factor in the firm's decision on the site for its new venture.’
    • ‘For opponents of the euro, and they are not exclusively Conservative, that was a signal that a political determination, not an economic one, will be the deciding factor.’
    • ‘Then when I went training with them, there was a lot of professionalism and enjoyment in it, and that was the deciding factor.’
    • ‘And stamina while playing a computer may be the deciding factor in this match.’
    • ‘An injury to Rossendale goalkeeper John Gillies proved to be the deciding factor in this match.’
    • ‘If I struggle, I can remember the new bicycle sitting on the porch on the morning of my birthday that year, and how I overheard much later that it had been a deciding factor in her decision.’
    • ‘Being a player short was the deciding factor in Burnholme's 78-81 home defeat against Ainsty in the Fellowship Cup.’
    • ‘Again, this was the deciding factor in my decision to put my money behind SACD.’
    • ‘Ultimately, how you handle yourself at the crucial moment is the deciding factor for a winner.’
    • ‘However, the stress and strain of playing in such a demanding tournament could be the deciding factor between the two finalists.’
    • ‘Mr Howden said his mother moved to Bellingham Road around seven years ago and ‘a major deciding factor’ was the fact the bus went right past her door.’
    • ‘The point here is this, even though away goals are not often the deciding factor they certainly appear to have a major psychological influence on proceedings.’
    • ‘Amid controversy about the value of bottled water against mains water, experts have advised Scots consumers that where they live should be the deciding factor.’
    • ‘He was an older man and a business owner with money, so that was a deciding factor in her decision to rush into marriage.’
    • ‘For some, the cost of living will top the bill; for others, a vibrant cultural life will be more important; others might rate healthcare or freedom of speech as the deciding factor.’
    • ‘So more and more the final decision comes down to personal preference and the deciding factor of price.’
    • ‘The closure of the pool, the closest to the university, may be a deciding factor in students coming here or not.’
    • ‘As ever, the availability of financial resources from City of York Council would be the deciding factor in any such project.’
    • ‘But there was one deciding factor: although she had to pay to get herself and her son to the hospital, the treatment, once there, was free.’
    • ‘The deciding factor was whether a collapse of confidence would ricochet across the industry, triggering mass withdrawals of funds from life companies and widespread consumer panic.’
    determining, decisive, conclusive, final, settling, key, pivotal, crucial, critical, most influential, significant, major, chief, principal, prime, paramount
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