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 for deciding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decide \De*cide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decided; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Deciding.] [L. dec[imac]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut
     off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d['e]cider. Cf.
     1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
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              Our seat denies us traffic here;
              The sea, too near, decides us from the rest.
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     2. To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy,
        struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to
        render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
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              So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
                                                    --1 Kings xx.
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              The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;
              Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial
             experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative
             (or determinant) battle" [syn: deciding(a),
             determinant, determinative, determining(a)]
      n 1: the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good
           executive must be good at decision making" [syn: decision
           making, deciding]

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