- 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.
- resojet engine,
Origin of resolution
Examples from the Web for resolution
To be sure, Jefferson did share the credit, but not in the way such a resolution might be interpreted.
Only two senators opposed the resolution, which the administration later claimed was the authority for a full-scale war.
In 2004, for example, Scalise voted “no” on a resolution to make Martin Luther King Jr.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.
Waiting more than three years for a resolution is far too long.
Instead of executing a resolution, which might have been justified by success, Stilicho hesitated till he was irrecoverably lost.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The resolution directed the Chairman to cast the vote in the negative.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
In captivity, having no web, it actually flees before its prey, and has not the resolution to confront a fly.The Insect|Jules Michelet
My resolution thus taken, I lost no time in repairing to Commercy.Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope|Lord Bolingbroke
The resolution was adopted, with only a small opposing vote.An American Religious Movement|Winfred Ernest Douglas
- return from a pathological to a normal condition
- subsidence of the symptoms of a disease, esp the disappearance of inflammation without the formation of pus
late 14c., "a breaking into parts," from Old French resolution (14c.) or directly from Latin resolutionem (nominative resolutio) "process of reducing things into simpler forms," from past participle stem of resolvere "loosen" (see resolve). Sense of "a solving" (as of mathematical problems) first recorded 1540s, as is that of "power of holding firmly" (cf. resolute). Sense of "decision or expression of a meeting" is from c.1600. Meaning "effect of an optical instrument" is from 1860.