decision analysis definition, decision analysis meaning | English dictionary




1    a judgment, conclusion, or resolution reached or given; verdict  
2    the act of making up one's mind  
3    firmness of purpose or character; determination  
     (C15: from Old French, from Latin decisio, literally: a cutting off; see decide)  
  decisional      adj  

decision support system  
      n   a system in which one or more computers and computer programs assist in decision-making by providing information  
decision table  
      n   a table within a computer program that specifies the actions to be taken when certain conditions arise  
decision theory  
      n     (Statistics)   the study of strategies for decision making under conditions of uncertainty in such a way as to maximize the expected utility  
   See also       game theory  
decision tree  
      n   a treelike diagram illustrating the choices available to a decision maker, each possible decision and its estimated outcome being shown as a separate branch of the tree  
lexical decision task  
      n     (Psychol)   an experimental task in which subjects have to decide as fast as possible whether a given letter string is a word  
split decision  
      n     (Boxing)   the award of a fight on a majority verdict of the judges as opposed to a unanimous decision  
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the decision is yours
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
result of a legal proceeding (American); considered conclusion after thoughtful analysis
Judgement is a stronger word than opinion.


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