Definitions for resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

res•o•lu•tionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən(n.)

  1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usu. after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, or other group.

    Category: Government

  2. a resolve or determination.

  3. the act of resolving or determining upon a course of action, method, procedure, etc.

  4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.

  5. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts.

  6. the resulting state.

  7. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent parts, objects, or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths.

    Category: Optics

    Ref: Compare resolving power.

  8. a settlement of a problem, controversy, etc.

  9. the completion or conclusion of the actions, conflicts, etc., in the plot of a novel or other literary work.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. Music. the progression of a voice part or of the harmony as a whole from a dissonance to a consonance. the tone or chord to which a dissonance is resolved.

    Category: Music and Dance

  11. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.

  12. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.

    Category: Medicine

  13. the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.

    Category: Computers

Origin of resolution:

1350–1400; < L resolūtiō <resolū-, var. s. of resolvere to resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resolution, declaration, resolve(noun)

    a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

  2. resolving power, resolution(noun)

    the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together

  3. resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution(noun)

    the trait of being resolute

    "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

  4. resolution, solving(noun)

    finding a solution to a problem

  5. settlement, resolution, closure(noun)

    something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

    "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"

  6. resolution, resolving(noun)

    analysis into clear-cut components

  7. resolution(noun)

    (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

  8. resolution(noun)

    the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

  9. resolution(noun)

    (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord

  10. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent(noun)

    a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"

  11. resolution(noun)

    a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

    "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. resolution(noun)ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    an official proposal that people vote for or against

    a UN resolution

  2. resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    to accept a proposal

  3. resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    a promise to do sth

    I have made a resolution to get more exercise.

  4. resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    the act or process of solving a problem

    conflict resolution; a peaceful resolution of the crisis

  5. resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    the feeling of being determined

    full of resolution to succeed

  6. resolutionˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən

    the level of detail in an image from a camera, on TV, etc.

    a high resolution photo

Wiktionary

  1. resolution(Noun)

    A strong will, determination.

  2. resolution(Noun)

    The state of being resolute.

    His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.

  3. resolution(Noun)

    A statement of intent, a vow

  4. resolution(Noun)

    The act of discerning detail.

  5. resolution(Noun)

    The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch).

    Printing at higher resolution will cause a reduction in performance.

  6. resolution(Noun)

    The number of pixels in an image being stored or displayed.

    This monitor's maximum resolution is 1600x1200.

  7. resolution(Noun)

    A formal statement adopted by an assembly.

  8. resolution(Noun)

    The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).

  9. resolution(Noun)

    The degree of fineness of such a separation.

  10. resolution(Noun)

    Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.

  11. resolution(Noun)

    The moment in which the conflict ends and the outcome of the action is clear.

  12. Origin: Recorded since 1412, as resolucioun "a breaking into parts", either from or directly from resolutio, from resolvere, itself from the intensive prefix re- + solvere 'to loosen'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resolution(noun)

    the act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem

  2. Resolution(noun)

    the state of being relaxed; relaxation

  3. Resolution(noun)

    the state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination

  4. Resolution(noun)

    that which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting

  5. Resolution(noun)

    the state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance

  6. Resolution(noun)

    the act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem

  7. Resolution(noun)

    a breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like

  8. Resolution(noun)

    the passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord

Freebase

  1. Resolution

    A resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body. The substance of the resolution can be anything that can normally be proposed as a motion. For long or important motions, though, it is often better to have them written out so that discussion is easier or so that it can be distributed outside of the body after its adoption. An alternate term for a resolution is a resolve. Resolutions are commonly used in corporations and houses of legislature.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. resolution

    1. A measurement of the smallest detail that can be distinguished by a sensor system under specific conditions. 2. A formal expression of an official body such as Congress, the United Nations Security Council, or North Atlantic Treaty Organization North Atlantic Committee that may provide the basis for or set limits on a military operation.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. RESOLUTION

    A fragile bit of crockery fashioned on the first day of January and usually broken on the second.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resolution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2928

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resolution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1793

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resolution' in Nouns Frequency: #1046


Translations for resolution

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

resolution(noun)

a firm decision (to do something)

He made a resolution to get up early.

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