Definition of Resolution

1. Noun. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote.

Exact synonyms: Declaration, Resolve
Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document
Specialized synonyms: Declaration Of Independence
Specialized synonyms: Joint Resolution
Derivative terms: Resolve, Resolve, Resolve

2. Noun. The ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together.
Exact synonyms: Resolving Power
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon

3. Noun. The trait of being resolute. "It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

4. Noun. Finding a solution to a problem.
Exact synonyms: Solving
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Derivative terms: Resolve, Solve, Solve

5. Noun. Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making. "He needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
Exact synonyms: Closure, Settlement
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Derivative terms: Settle

6. Noun. Analysis into clear-cut components.
Exact synonyms: Resolving
Generic synonyms: Breakdown, Partitioning
Specialized synonyms: Factoring, Factorisation, Factorization, Diagonalisation, Diagonalization
Derivative terms: Resolve

7. Noun. (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon

8. Noun. The subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung).
Generic synonyms: Remission, Remittal, Subsidence

9. Noun. (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord.
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Harmony, Musical Harmony
Antonyms: Preparation

10. Noun. A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem. "He computed the result to four decimal places"
Exact synonyms: Answer, Result, Solution, Solvent
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Denouement
Derivative terms: Answer, Solve

11. Noun. A decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner. "He always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination
Derivative terms: Resolve

Definition of Resolution

1. n. The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.

Definition of Resolution

1. Noun. A strong will, determination. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being resolute. ¹

3. Noun. A statement of intent, a vow ¹

4. Noun. The act of discerning detail. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch). ¹

6. Noun. (computing) The number of pixels in an image being stored or displayed. ¹

7. Noun. A formal statement adopted by an assembly. ¹

8. Noun. (science) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc). ¹

9. Noun. (science) The degree of fineness of such a separation. ¹

10. Noun. (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made. ¹

11. Noun. The moment in which the conflict ends and the outcome of the action is clear. ¹

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Definition of Resolution

1. solution [n -S] - See also: solution

Medical Definition of Resolution

1. Complete return to normal structure and function: used, for example: of an inflammatory lesion or of a disease. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resolution

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Literary usage of Resolution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"A resolution for the restoration of Commanders William Reynolds and Melancton B. ... Joint resolution giving construction to the law in relation to bounties ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Mr. Lusk offered a resolution, in the words following: Resolved (if the ... Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance. ..."

3. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"Mr. Jenifer submitted the following resolution ; and the rule which ... Mr. Taliaferro submitted the following resolution, viz: A motion was made by Mr. ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"The order of the day being read, Resolved, That this Congress will resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the resolution ..."

5. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"A resolution of the convention of Maryland, passed the 28th of June, was laid before Congress and read," containing the following instructions to their ..."

6. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1851)
"A resolution concerning dead letters in the post offices of California and the Territory of Oregon, and for other purposes; in which 1 am directed to ask ..."

7. The Early Records of the Town of Providence by Providence (R.I.). Record Commissioners (1904)
"t of Cutting S. Calef, resolution accepting ... resolution accepting 1888-381 of Susan F. Carlisle, resolution accepting 1878-266 of Rosanna Carpenter, ..."

8. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"Mr. Gushing called up for consideration the Fourth resolution of the Committee of Thirty. On motion of Mr. Lee, the Fourth resolution of the Committee of ..."

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