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European Definitions

RESIN project

The RESIN project [1] gives the following definition:

The result of making up one's mind regarding a choice between alternatives. [2]

Other International Definitions

National Definitions

United States

Decision — In an estimate of the situation, a clear and concise statement of the line of action intended to be followed by the commander as the one most favorable to the successful accomplishment of the assigned mission (JP 5-0). [3]

Standard Definition

Discussion Topic

See also


  2. Wijnmalen, D., V. Kamphuis, R. Willems. 2015. Decision Support, State of the Art Report 6, The RESIN project.
  3. Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2016)