the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.
a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.Her resolution to clear her parents' name allowed her no other focus in life.
the act or process of resolving or separating something into constituent or elementary parts.
the resulting state.
Optics. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent objects or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths.: Compare resolving power.
a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
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.
reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
Medicine/Medical. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
- non·res·o·lu·tion, noun
- pre·res·o·lu·tion, noun
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How to use resolution in a sentence
The statement listed several co-sponsors for the resolution, including Sens.Senator attempts to block D.C. bill allowing vaccines without parental consent | Michael Brice-Saddler, Meagan Flynn | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
PNG is often used for logos as it gives you the ability to create a small image with a high-quality resolution.Image SEO: Best practices and tips for optimization | Michael McManus | February 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
This means finding a printer that accepts photo paper of varying sizes and prints with a resolution of 4,800 x 1,200 pixels.Best all-in-one printer: Upgrade your home office with these multitasking machines | Carsen Joenk | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
Casual readers, eager to learn the resolution of Katz’s and Stephen’s saga, may find themselves racing through these sections, but it’s here that Glaser proves herself as a relentless researcher.For a mother forced to give up her child, decades of grief, shame and secrets | Ellen McCarthy | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The fully partisan vote was earlier in the day to advance the resolution.The Marjorie Taylor Greene committee removal vote, explained | Gabby Birenbaum | February 5, 2021 | Vox
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I want to bring this to your kind attention with the hope that you will help me secure an unbiased resolution.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Ulm was only the commencement of the campaign, and even after Austerlitz Napoleon pursued the enemy with grim resolution.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
During resolution the sputum assumes the appearance of that of chronic bronchitis.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Again, he put off his resolution: but still the impulse suggested to him, Go to London; and at length he did so.
In pursuance of his generous resolution, he communicated his designs to Allcraft.
When he had finished speaking, he commanded him to withdraw for an hour; after which time, he would tell him his resolution.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for resolution
the act or an instance of resolving
the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
something resolved or determined; decision
a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements
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
music the process in harmony whereby a dissonant note or chord is followed by a consonant one
the ability of a television or film image to reproduce fine detail
physics another word for resolving power
- resolutioner or resolutionist, noun
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