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res·o·lu·tion

 (rĕz′ə-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination: faced the situation with resolution.
2.
a. A firm decision to do something: made a resolution to get more exercise.
b. A course of action determined or decided on: His resolution is to get up early.
3.
a. The act of solving or explaining a problem or puzzle.
b. The resolving or concluding of a dispute or disagreement.
c. The part of a literary work in which the complications of the plot are resolved or simplified.
4. A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the US Congress.
5. Physics & Chemistry The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts: the prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors.
6. The clarity or fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, often measured as the number or the density of the discrete units, such as pixels or dots, that compose it.
7. Medicine The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or inflammation.
8. Music
a. The progression of a dissonant tone or chord to a consonant tone or chord.
b. The tone or chord to which such a progression is made.
9. The substitution of one metrical unit for another, especially the substitution of two short syllables for one long syllable in quantitative verse.

resolution

(ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of resolving
2. the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
3. something resolved or determined; decision
4. a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
5. (Law) a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
6. the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements
7. (Medicine) med
a. return from a pathological to a normal condition
b. subsidence of the symptoms of a disease, esp the disappearance of inflammation without the formation of pus
8. (Music, other) music the process in harmony whereby a dissonant note or chord is followed by a consonant one
9. (Photography) the ability of a television or film image to reproduce fine detail
10. (General Physics) physics another word for resolving power
ˌresoˈlutioner, ˌresoˈlutionist n

res•o•lu•tion

(ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən)

n.
1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usu. after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, or other group.
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. 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.
10. Music.
a. the progression of a voice part or of the harmony as a whole from a dissonance to a consonance.
b. the tone or chord to which a dissonance is resolved.
11. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
12. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
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.
[1350–1400; < Latin resolūtiō <resolū-, variant s. of resolvere to resolve]

resolution

- From Latin resolutio-/resolution, from resolvere, meaning "to loosen or dissolve again," which was the original meaning.
See also related terms for loosen.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resolution - a formal expression by a meetingresolution - a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
joint resolution - a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
2.resolution - the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
3.resolution - the trait of being resoluteresolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
self-command, self-possession, will power, willpower, self-will, self-control, possession - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
steadiness - freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct; "He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"
sturdiness - resoluteness evidenced by strength of character; "sturdiness of moral principle"
stiffness - firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action; "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"
bullheadedness, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
single-mindedness - characterized by one unified purpose
adamance, obduracy, unyieldingness - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
decisiveness, decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
steadfastness - steadfast resolution
4.resolution - finding a solution to a problemresolution - finding a solution to a problem  
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
5.resolution - 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"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
6.resolution - analysis into clear-cut components
partitioning, breakdown - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
factoring, factorisation, factorization - (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity
diagonalisation, diagonalization - changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal); "the diagonalization of a normal matrix by a unitary transformation"
7.resolution - (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
8.resolution - the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
remission, subsidence, remittal - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
9.resolution - (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical harmony, harmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
preparation - (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord; "the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"
10.resolution - a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problemresolution - 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"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
denouement - the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
11.resolution - a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"

resolution

resolution

noun
1. A position reached after consideration:
2. Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will:
Translations
تَصْميمثَبات، تَصْميمحَل أو حَسْم مَسْألَهقَرارقَرَار
rezolucerozlišeníusnesenívyřešeníodhodlání
resolutionbeslutningbeslutsomhedløsning
otsus
päättäväisyysresoluutioerottaminenerottelukykylujuus
rezolucijarazlučivost
határozat
ákveîni; ákvörîunákvörîun; ásetningurályktunráîning, lausn
分解分解度分離分離度決心
결심
apsisprendimaspasiryžimasrezoliucijatvirtai pasiryžęstvirtas apsisprendimas
apņēmībaapņemšanāsizlemšanalēmums
odhodlanosťrezolúcia
odločitevresolucijasklep
upplösning
มติ
kararlılıkönerisıkı kararteklifçözme
nghị quyết

resolution

[ˌrezəˈluːʃən] N
1. (= determination) → resolución f, determinación f
to show resolutionmostrarse resuelto or determinado
2. (= solving) → resolución f
3. (= motion) (gen) → resolución f, proposición f (Parl) → acuerdo m
to pass a resolutiontomar un acuerdo
to put a resolution to a meetingsometer una moción a votación
4. (= resolve) → propósito m
good resolutionsbuenos propósitos mpl
New Year resolutionsbuenos propósitos mpl para el Año Nuevo
to make a resolution to do sthresolverse a hacer algo
5. (Chem) → resolución f
6. (Comput) → definición f

resolution

[ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən] n
(made by government, organization, governing body)résolution f
to pass a resolution → adopter une résolution
to adopt a resolution → adopter une résolution
(= decision) → résolution f
to make a resolution → prendre une résolution
to make a resolution to do sth → prendre la résolution de faire qch
New Year's resolution → résolution pour la nouvelle année
Have you made any New Year's resolutions? → Tu as pris de bonnes résolutions pour l'année nouvelle?
to break a resolution → revenir sur une résolution
(= determination) → résolution f
(= solving) [problem, dispute, crisis, conflict] → résolution f
the resolution of sth → la résolution de qch
a resolution to sth → une résolution de qch
a peaceful resolution to the crisis → une résolution pacifique de la crise

resolution

n
(= decision)Beschluss m; (esp Pol) → Resolution f; (governing one’s behaviour) → Vorsatz m; good resolutionsgute Vorsätze pl
no pl (= resoluteness)Entschlossenheit f, → Bestimmtheit f
no pl (= solving: of problem, puzzle) → Lösung f
(Comput) → Auflösung f
(Phys, Mus) → Auflösung f (→ into in +acc)
(Med, of swelling) → Rückgang m

resolution

[ˌrɛzəˈluːʃn] n
a. (determination) → risolutezza; (resolve) → fermo proposito, risoluzione f
to make a resolution → fare un proposito
b. (of problem) (Chem) → soluzione f
c. (on screen) (Pol) (motion) → risoluzione f

resolution

(rezəˈluːʃən) noun
1. a firm decision (to do something). He made a resolution to get up early.
2. an opinion or decision formally expressed by a group of people, eg at a public meeting. The meeting passed a resolution in favour of allowing women to join the society.
3. resoluteness.
4. the act of resolving (a problem etc).
ˈresolute (-luːt) adjective
doing what one has decided to do, in spite of opposition, criticism etc. a resolute attitude.
ˈresolutely adverb
ˈresoluteness noun
resolve (rəˈzolv) verb
1. to make a firm decision (to do something). I've resolved to stop smoking.
2. to pass (a resolution). It was resolved that women should be allowed to join the society.
3. to take away (a doubt, fear etc) or produce an answer to (a problem, difficulty etc).
noun
1. determination to do what one has decided to do. He showed great resolve.
2. a firm decision. It is his resolve to become a director of this firm.
resolved (rəˈzolvd) adjective
determined. I am resolved to go and nothing will stop me.

resolution

قَرَار usnesení resolution Entschlossenheit αποφασιστικότητα resolución päättäväisyys résolution rezolucija risoluzione 決意 결심 resolutie besluttsomhet postanowienie resolução резолюция upplösning มติ kararlılık nghị quyết 决议

res·o·lu·tion

n. resolución, terminación de un proceso inflamatorio;
1. detalles pequeños y sutiles a través de un microscopio;
2. descomposición sin supuración.

resolution

n resolución f; conflict — resolución de conflictos; high — alta resolución
References in classic literature ?
And then pin them up on our bedroom walls, where we'll see them every day," suggested the Story Girl, "and every time we break a resolution we must put a cross opposite it.
All these proofs of an energetic resolution, which Albert did not fear on his own account, alarmed him for his mother.
The gentlemen were all interested in "the objects of the meeting"; and the ladies were firm in the resolution not to be left at home by themselves.
Listening attentively, I recognized the words of the Resolution of the Council, enjoining the arrest, imprisonment, or execution of any one who should pervert the minds of the people by delusions, and by professing to have received revelations from another World.
The secretary was told to write down the resolution of the Moscow nobility and gentry, that they would furnish ten men, fully equipped, out of every thousand serfs, as the Smolensk gentry had done.
The next morning, when I was brushing my hair, and thinking over my affairs, I called to mind a forgotten resolution of mine at the time I first read the Report of my husband's Trial.
They passed a resolution to that effect, as is the manner of their kind.
When I tried to plead with him to alter his resolution, he became for the first, and only time, violently agitated.
But that being soon obtained, one Captain Richardson, who commanded, taking about thirty men with him, marched bravely up to them; and making his way with great resolution through the crowd, they flying, but throwing stones and hallooing at him, and his men.
This circumstance did not greatly disconcert me, however, because I attributed it, not so much to any dislike of my person, as to some absolute resolution against a second marriage formed prior to the time of our acquaintance, whether from excess of affection for her late husband, or because she had had enough of him and the matrimonial state together.
Sophia was now convinced that her aunt had behaved honourably to her: and she determined to go through that disagreeable afternoon with as much resolution as possible, and without giving the least suspicion in the world to her father.
How could she-- how could any woman--resist the influence of his steady mind, his firmness of purpose, his manly resolution to owe everything to himself and nothing to his rank, set off as these attractive qualities were by the outward and personal advantages which exercise an ascendancy of their own?