Decision vs Analysis - What's the difference?

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Decision is a related term of analysis.


As nouns the difference between decision and analysis

is that decision is decision while analysis is analysis.

decision

English

Noun

  • A choice or judgement.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Karen McVeigh
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=10, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= US rules human genes can't be patented , passage=The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.}}
  • (uncountable) Firmness of conviction.
  • (chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.
  • (baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.
  • Usage notes

    * (choice or judgment) Most often, to decide something is to make a decision; however, other possibilities exist as well. Many verbs used with destination or conclusion, such as reach, (term), and (term) can also be used with (term); these serve to emphasize that the decision is the result of deliberation. Finally, some varieties of English prefer to take a decision rather than make one. * See for uses and meaning of decision collocated with these words. * Adjectives often applied to "decision": important, difficult, big, tough, bad, informed, easy, personal, smart, poor, good, quick, major, strategic, wise, serious, hard, stupid, hasty, responsible, complex, prudent, deliberate, significant, collective, delayed, challenging, careful, foolish, small, rash, thoughtful, slow, clever, forced, uninformed.

    Derived terms

    * decisioning * decision making * decision tree * decision problem * decision procedure * decision theory * indecision

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout
  • analysis

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia analysis)
  • (countable) Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory...).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • (countable) The result of such a process.
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  • Thus, in a sequence such as [French English teacher''], since ''English'' is closer to
    the Head Noun ''teacher'', it must be a Complement; and since ''French'' is further
    away from ''teacher'', it must be an Attribute. Hence, we correctly predict that
    the only possible interpretation for [''a French English teacher
    ] is ‘a person who
    teaches English who is French?. So our analysis not only has semantic plausi-
    bility; but in addition it has independent syntactic support.
  • (uncountable, mathematics) The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.
  • (countable, logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.
  • (countable, chemistry) The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.
  • (uncountable, music) The analytical study of melodies]], [[harmony, harmonies, sequences, repetitions, variations, quotations, juxtapositions, and surprisees.
  • (countable, psychology) Psychoanalysis.
  • Antonyms

    * synthesis

    Hyponyms

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    Derived terms

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