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de·ci·sive / diˈsīsiv/ • adj. settling an issue; producing a definite result: a decisive 7–2 vote decisive evidence. ∎  (of a person) having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively. DERIVATIVES: de·ci·sive·ly adv. de·ci·sive·ness n.

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