Decision tree

Decision tree
Method of representing alternative sequential decisions and the possible outcomes from these decisions. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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decision tree deˈcision ˌtree \Picture noun [countable] COMMERCE
a mathematical drawing that shows all the courses of action that are available from a particular situation. Decision trees are used in planning:

• It's quite likely that a decision tree would have led us to different conclusions.

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decision tree UK US noun [C]
GRAPHS & CHARTS a drawing, consisting of lines and boxes, that shows the different choices that are available to people before they make a decision, and the possible results of these choices: »

This online decision tree will help you decide which benefits you are obliged to offer your staff.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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