- 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
Synonyms for resolution
Related Words for resolutiondecision, settlement, verdict, outcome, solution, motion, proposition, recommendation, finding, proposal, conclusion, resoluteness, perseverance, heart, earnestness, energy, purposefulness, sincerity, relentlessness, spunk
Examples from the Web for resolution
Contemporary Examples of resolution
To be sure, Jefferson did share the credit, but not in the way such a resolution might be interpreted.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Only two senators opposed the resolution, which the administration later claimed was the authority for a full-scale war.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
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
December 30, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of resolution
Miss Milbrey wondered somewhat; but her mind was easy, for her resolution had been taken.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Mr. Disraeli offered a resolution of dissatisfaction in the House of Commons.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
If this resolution be adhered to, then will my father never see me more!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
I am not so much surprised that he formed the resolution the night before.Weighed and Wanting
- 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.