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Judgment; resolution; conclusion reached after deliberation process. The act of making a choice that ends or removes uncertainty.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. decisio, a cutting off, fr. de, off, away, + caedo, to cut]
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A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration of an issue or proposal.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. decisio, a cutting off, fr. de, off, away, + caedo, to cut]
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Q. I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please… I have heard of the dangerous ectopic pregnancy and want to know a little more about it as I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please…

A. actually it is called pregnancy because IT IS A PREGNANCY.
but, it happens NOT in normal ways it has to be. in normal condition, the conception will happen in tuba falopii, then few days later the embryo (zygote) will be implanted into the uterus.

in ectopic pregnancy, the transportation of the zygote doesn't happen normally, it can be slower or even cannot make its way into the uterus. if the implantation then occurs in other part rather than endometrium of the uterus, then it is called an ectopic pregnancy.

since it's implanted NOT in the normal place, in the future it will be more likely to develop some problems during the pregnancy.

Q. why do you call Bipolar ... Bipolar? i mean what does it mean?

A. Bipolar disorder is called this way because it is charecterized by two types of obvious mood disorders- depression on the one side, and mania, or hypomania (a manic state, or 'high'), on the other side.

Q. why does it call "cancer"?can you treat cancer?

A. the name came from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumour, with the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name. Hippocrates first called it in that name after describing few types of cancer.
some of the cancers are treatable but that is a big subject. there are some very nice videos here on the site that can give you a clue about that. just search them there ^ :)

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The 2015 US Obergefell same-sex marriage decision reiterated 100 years of landmark decisional privacy decisions, from how immigrants raise children to interracial marriage-all praised in our jurisprudence.
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We have consistently maintained that taxpayers are wise to resist aggressive positions when the position is untethered from the controlling tax statutes and decisional law the department is charged with enforcing.
The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between TTM variables and to examine the mediating effects of self-efficacy on the relationships between predictor variables (Decisional balance and processes of change) and the outcome variable (Stages of change).
[divider] The guide has no equivalent in the United States, in that it contains both an authoritative statement of the Massachusetts law of evidence, and detailed explanatory notes that include annotated summaries of decisional and statutory law.
One subtype of procrastination is decisional procrastination--also referred to as indecision (Ferrari et al., 1995; Ferrari & Tibbett, in press).
The agreement was heavily criticized by Egyptian authorities as being a prelude to more measures that would downgrade Egypt's decisional powers.