[ rez-uh-loo-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən /


Origin of resolution

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin resolūtiōn- (stem of resolūtiō), equivalent to resolūt(us) resolute + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·res·o·lu·tion, nounpre·res·o·lu·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resolution


/ (ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən) /


Derived Forms

resolutioner or resolutionist, noun
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Medicine definitions for resolution


[ rĕz′ə-lōōshən ]


The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or an inflammation.
The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts.
The fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, as on a video display terminal.
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