- 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.
Origin of resolution
Related formsnon·res·o·lu·tion, nounpre·res·o·lu·tion, noun
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
British Dictionary definitions for resolution
- 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