Definitions of resolution

  1. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; " they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; " the answers were in the back of the book"; " he computed the result to four decimal places"
  2. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
  3. the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; " his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; " it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
  4. ( computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer- generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
  5. finding a solution to a problem
  6. a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; " he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
  7. analysis into clear- cut components
  8. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; " the finally reached a settlement with the union"; " they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"
  9. ( music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
  10. the subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation ( especially in a lung)
  11. the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
  12. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; " the finally reached a settlement with the union"; " they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; " he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
  13. 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.
  14. The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
  15. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
  16. That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting.
  17. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.
  18. The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.
  19. A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.
  20. The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.
  21. The act of bringing something, as a chemical compound, into a simpler form or of dividing it into its parts; determination; firmness; the purpose decided upon; a formal proposal voted on in a legislative assembly or public meeting.
  22. The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration; the absorption or breaking down and removal of the products of inflammation, as in pneumonia, or of a new growth.
  23. Disappearance of a disease; analysis.
  24. Act of resolving: analysis: solution: state of being resolved: fixed determination: steadiness: that which is resolved: formal proposal in a public assembly.
  25. Act of resolving; solution; determination; formal proposal or declaration.
  26. The act of resolving; a resolve; declaration of an assembly.
  27. The state of being resolute; fortitude; determination.
  28. Separation, as of a substance into its component parts.
  29. The act or process of resolving or of separating the parts of anything; analysis; dissolution; firmness of purpose; fixed determination; constancy; a declaration passed by the legislature or any public assembly; solution. Resolution of an equation, its reduction, to ascertain the value of the unknown quantity. Resolution of forces, the dividing of a force into two or more, which would have the same effect.
  30. Fixed determination; steadiness or fixedness of purpose; constancy; firmness; the process of separating the component parts of bodies; analysis; a formal proposition brought before a public body for discussion and adoption; the dispersion or disappearance of a tumour or inflammatory part; in dun., the dividing any single force into two or more others.

Usage examples for resolution

  1. Then her strength and resolution returned, and she shook herself free. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  2. For having asked my question of all the Honorable Ones and no Honorable One having answered in full I make resolution to look within the Book that the so great secret of success I may at the once learn. – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  3. We must put the Resolution – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. He paused; then an expression of strong, almost hard resolution made his face look suddenly older. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. Corentin, buried in thought, was unable to come to a resolution – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  6. She closed the window and returned to her seat by the fire, taking up her hook with the strong resolution not to allow her nerves to get the better of her. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  7. Let this suffise, you know my resolution – Fair Em A Pleasant Commodie Of Faire Em The Millers Daughter Of Manchester With The Love Of William The Conquerour by William Shakespeare (Apocrypha)
  8. " There'll be one less in the service to be placed over my head one of these days, and so I approve of your resolution only just stick to it. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. How many times have you resolved to do and have failed to keep your resolution – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  10. He walked quickly to Tom's study, for fear his resolution might fail him, and knocked as boldly as he could at the door. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. Miss Metoaca came to a sudden resolution – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  12. To free the world was his soul's resolution – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters
  13. If I had only held to my resolution I might have been at rest now in the deep waters of the lake. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  14. This plan requires resolution into the detailed operations necessary for its full accomplishment. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  15. Dicksie, sitting on the piano- bench, looked up with resolution – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  16. Thank me for my resolution and for keeping it through the long night. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. The resolution to be a " professional" comes later with some lads than with others. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  18. It was my resolution to learn love from this most beautiful woman. – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  19. When about midnight she heard the beating of hoofs near the cabin she sat very quiet, rigid, still determined, her eyes flashing with resolution – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. Then she rose and looked me in the eye with courage, almost with resolution – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green