Resolution meaning

rĕzə-lo͝oshən
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The definition of a resolution is a plan for something to be done.

An example of a resolution is a decision to lose 20 pounds in the upcoming year.

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The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.

Faced the situation with resolution.

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A solving, as of a puzzle, or answering, as of a question; solution.
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A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the US Congress.
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(med.) The subsidence or disappearance of swelling, fever, or other manifestation of disease.
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A resolute quality of mind.
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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.
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A strong will, determination.
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By February, most New Year's resolutions are forgotten. My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.

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

This monitor's maximum resolution is 1600 × 1200.

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(mathematics) The act or process of solving; solution.

The resolution of an equation.

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(sciences) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
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(music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.
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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.
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The substitution of one metrical unit for another, especially the substitution of two short syllables for one long syllable in quantitative verse.
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The act of discerning detail.
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(physics & chemistry) The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts.

The prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors.

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A formal statement of opinion or determination adopted by an assembly or other formal group.
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(medicine) The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or inflammation.
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The definition, sharpness, or level of detail of the reproduction of an image. Resolution is directly related to the number and density of the dots of color (black, white, and perhaps other colors). Group III facsimile specifications, for example, provide a number of options, expressed as horizontal lines per inch (lpi) in terms of scanning (input), and linear dots per inch (dpi) in terms of sensing and printing (output).The actual (and nominal) fax industry standards are as follows.
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The state of being resolute.

His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.

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(computing) 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.

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(computing) The process of determining the meaning of a symbol or address; lookup.

Name resolution.

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A formal statement adopted by an assembly.
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(sciences) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
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The moment in which the conflict ends and the outcome of the action is clear.
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(medicine) The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or inflammation.
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That part of a play, novel, etc., typically after the climax, in which the plotlines are concluded or clarified.
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Origin of resolution

  • Recorded since 1412, as Middle English resolucioun "a breaking into parts", either from Anglo-Norman or directly from Latin resolūtiō (“a loosening, solution”), from resolvere (“to loosen”), itself from the intensive prefix re- + solvere 'to loosen'.

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