Resolution - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
- the trait of being resolute (syn: firmness, resoluteness, resolve)
- something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making (syn: closure, settlement)
- (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
- the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
- (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
- a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem (syn: answer, result, solution, solvent)
- a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
We found a resolution to the dispute.
The monitor has excellent resolution.
The resolution is effective as of...
The resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority.
They have failed to comply with the resolution.
Carol made a resolution to work harder at school.
Then, with sudden resolution, she stood up.
The resolution was unanimously adopted by the Senate.
News of the conflict extinguished our hopes for a peaceful resolution.
He foreswore cigarettes as his New Year's resolution.
...the congressional resolution has symbolic value only, as it relates to a matter governed by the states and is thus nugatory...
The resolution heaved a load from off my heart.
The resolution was carried unanimously (=everyone agreed).
Many MPs denounced the resolution as a cosmetic exercise (=something which will look good, but have no real effect).
The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution asking the two countries to resume peace negotiations.
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