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Resolution meaning

resolution - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
  4. 4. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.
  7. 7. The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.
  8. 8. A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.
  9. 9. The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.
  10. 10. Act of resolving; solution; determination; formal proposal or declaration.

resolution - examples of usage

  1. She took a dislike to her new home, and thoughts of her early days stealing upon her, she came to the resolution of returning to the scenes of her youth. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " I am aware, quite aware-" Rodney's words, which were broken in sense, spoken after a pause, and with his eyes upon the ground, nevertheless expressed an astonishing amount of resolution. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Not long after this resolution was taken, Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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