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Present participleconjugation ofdecide.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (crucial)
a. decisivo
The salary was clearly important but it was not the deciding factor.Está claro que el salario fue importante pero no fue el factor decisivo.
b. determinante
The foreign diplomat's intervention was a deciding moment in the process.La intervención del diplomático extranjero fue un momento determinante en el proceso.
2. (in a vote)
a. decisivo
The center-right parties hold the deciding votes in this debate.Los partidos de centro-derecha tienen los votos decisivos en este debate.
b. de calidad
Regionalism used in Spain
The motion was passed with the chairman's deciding vote.La moción se aprobó gracias al voto de calidad del presidente.
3. (sports)
a. decisivo
The deciding goal came two minutes from the end.El gol decisivo se marcó dos minutos antes del final.
b. de desempate
The series is tied at three each so we go to a deciding game.La serie está igualada a tres así que pasamos a un partido de desempate.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. decisivo(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
deciding [dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ]
decisivo; determinante
the deciding factor el factor decisivo or determinante; the deciding goal/point el gol/punto decisivo; the deciding vote el voto decisivo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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