• WordNet 3.6
    • n resolution finding a solution to a problem
    • n resolution a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
    • n resolution the trait of being resolute "his resoluteness carried him through the battle","it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
    • n resolution analysis into clear-cut components
    • n resolution something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making "they 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"
    • n resolution a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    • n resolution 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"
    • n resolution (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
    • n resolution the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
    • n resolution the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    • n resolution (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Retail espresso vendors report an increase in decaffeinated sales in the month of January due to New Year's resolutions to decrease caffeine intake.
    • Resolution (Med) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.
    • Resolution (Technical) a measure of the ability to distinguish between two close but not identical values of the property being measured; it is expressed as the difference in values of a property necessary to make such a distinction; as, a microscope with a resolution of one micron; a thermometer with a resolution of one-tenth of a degree. Also called resolving power.
    • Resolution 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.
    • Resolution The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.
    • Resolution (Technical) The act of distinguishing between two close but not identical objects, or, when taking a measurement, bbetween two close values of the property measured.
    • Resolution The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts.
    • Resolution (Math) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.
    • Resolution The act, operation, or process of resolving.
    • Resolution (Mus) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.
    • Resolution The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
    • Resolution The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance. "Little resolution and certainty there is as touching the islands of Mauritania."
    • Resolution The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination. "Be it with resolution then to fight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
    • n resolution The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically— The act of separating the component parts of a body, as by chemical means or (to the eye) under the lens of a microscope.
    • n resolution The act of mathematically analyzing a velocity, force, or other vector quantity into components having dilferent directions, whether these have independent causes or not.
    • n resolution The state or process of dissolving; dissolution; solution.
    • n resolution The act of resolving or determining; also, anything resolved or determined upon; a fixed determination of mind; a settled purpose: as, a resolution to reform our lives; a resolution, to undertake an expedition.
    • n resolution The character of acting with fixed purpose; resoluteness; firmness, steadiness, or constancy in execution; determination: as, a man of great resolution.
    • n resolution A formal proposition brought before a deliberative body for discussion and adoption.
    • n resolution A formal determination or decision of a legislative or corporate body, or of any association of individuals, when adopted by vote. See by-law, 2, ordinance, 7, regulation, 2.
    • n resolution Determination of a cause, as in a court of justice.
    • n resolution The state of being settled in opinion; freedom from doubt; conviction; certainty.
    • n resolution In music:
    • n resolution Of a particular voice-part, the act, process, or result of passing from a discord to a concord. See preparation and percussion.
    • n resolution The concordant tone in which a discord is merged.
    • n resolution In medicine, a removal or disappearance, as the disappearing of a swelling or an inflammation without coming to suppuration, the removal by absorption and expectoration of inflammatory products in pulmonary solidification, or the disappearance of fever.
    • n resolution In mathematics, same as solution.
    • n resolution In ancient prosody:
    • n resolution The use of two short times or syllables as the equivalent for one long; the division of a disemic time into the two semeia of which it is composed. An equivalent of a time or of a foot in which two shorts are substituted for a long: as, the dactyl or anapest is a resolution of the spondee . The resolution of a syllable bearing the ictus takes its ictus on the first of the two shorts representing the long . Opposed to contraction.
    • n resolution Synonyms Decomposition, separation, disentanglement.
    • n resolution Determination, etc. (see decision), perseverance, tenacity, Inflexibility, fortitude, boldness, courage, resolve.
    • n resolution In optics: The separation by means of an optical instrument, such as a telescope or spectroscope, of close-lying bodies such as the components of a double star or of a multiple line in the spectrum.
    • n resolution The rendition by means of a microscope of the minute details of structure of a substance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baseball cards have been around since 1886. Modern cards, with high-resolution color photographs on the front and player statistics on the back, date from 1953. The photos are taken in the spring, with and without team caps, just in case the player is traded to another team.
    • n Resolution rez-o-lū′shun act of resolving: analysis: solution: state of being resolved: fixed determination: steadiness: that which is resolved: certainty: : :
    • n Resolution rez-o-lū′shun (mus.) the relieving of a discord by a following concord: a formal proposal put before a public assembly, or the formal determination of such on any matter
    • n Resolution rez-o-lū′shun (math.) reduction, solution
    • n Resolution rez-o-lū′shun (med.) the disappearance or dispersion of a tumour or inflammation
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  • Edgar F. Roberts
    Edgar F. Roberts
    “Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
    Charles E. Popplestone
    “You must be resolutely determined that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.”
  • George Henry Lewes
    George Henry Lewes
    “The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.”
  • Thornton T. Munger
    Thornton T. Munger
    “Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résolution,. L. resolutio, a loosening, solution. See Resolve


In literature:

I'm resolute and grim.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
John O'Connell took his stand on the Rules of the Association, as embodied in the Peace Resolutions.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
The resolution was carried to the foot of the throne, and there received the sanction of royalty.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
There are points in this resolution that conflict with the preamble and by-laws of the constitution.
"The Story of The American Legion" by George Seay Wheat
On the 15th the Resolution sailed from Long Reach, with the Discovery in company, and the same evening they anchored at the Nore.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
These reasons were accompanied with prayers and tears; but they were to no purpose, and Xavier was stedfast to his resolution.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
I knew that he would soon turn to come again, but my resolution was fixed.
"Sea and Shore" by Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield
It was in America that your resolutions were pre-declared.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I think so much of my resolutions to do better that even my dreams are filled with these desires.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Peter and Levin could have done so, I think, if they had had resolution.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still

In poetry:

Bronzed of visage, he,
Stern, resolute as fate,
Guard of the inner sea-
Grim Watcher of the Gate.
"Alcatraz" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
See him to Lincoln's-Inn repair,
His resolution flag;
He cherishes a length of hair,
And tucks it in a bag.
"Extent of Cookery" by William Shenstone
And higher, higher, till
My blood calms all my breath,
Your resolute, strong will
Leaps through the walls of death.
"Strange Captivity" by Marya Zaturenska
Then he ate heartily of the provisions he had brought,
And waited patiently for the enemy, absorbed in thought;
And formed the heroic resolution to defend the tower,
Alone, against the enemy, while he had the power.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
What mockery is this? Mark me, Karl: I am a weak, friendless, unprotected girl.
If your sex is strong, mine is resolute. Abandon your present designs--give up this
useless suit, and cease to persecute the innocent.
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act III" by George Pope Morris
And thou too art so womanly, and resolute of will;
So eloquent of other's good, so silent of their ill;
Why hast thou not one gentle word, one kind hearteasing smile
For him who loves thee, and hath loved a weary, weary while?
"Eiverwmenan" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Is the West ' blackmailing ' Russia to pass UN resolution.
What happened to your New Year's resolution.
The 1-pound projector has native SVGA (800x600) resolution, a 300:1 contrast ratio, and 16.7 million colors.
We hope it will lead to the resolution of several other business robberies that happened in the town lately.
Draft resolution offers Historic designation.
Let's be fiscally sound in our resolutions.
This is the time of year for resolutions.
Did anything good come out of last week's resolution of the debt limit crisis.
The Gloucester County Improvement Authority will consider a resolution at its meeting today to award a contract to R.E.
NAPT News & Views — Follow through on this resolution.
How to Increase Willpower and Follow Through With Resolutions.
Veteran runners and New Year resolution makers alike: come on out to Cherokee Park at the Rugby Field, this Saturday, January 16th, at 9:00 am for the Frostbite 5K.
A new imaging technique gives an ultra-high-resolution glimpse view a developing fruit fly embryo.
The Buddy BX1500 uses a high-resolution camera, an internal three-axis shock sensor and built-in GPS to record detailed data while a bus driver is driving.
The Gallatin County Commission has issued a resolution declaring Gallatin County to have Stage One Fire Restrictions.

In science:

Non-Rigid, Non-Solid, Left, and Root PS resolutions that are associated with the PS resolution that terminates in T erm.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
With a taut resolution of Aj and a taut resolution of Bj , we naturally associate their free product which is a resolution of GF Dj = Aj ∗ Bj .
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
With Res we have associated a finite collection of Non-rigid, Non-solid, Left, Root, Extra PS, and Generic collapse Extra PS resolutions that are all closures of the resolution Res.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
The Non-rigid, Non-solid, Left, Root, Extra PS, and Generic Collapse Extra PS resolutions that are associated with the resolution, Res, are all closures of Res.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
Hence, with each of the resolutions that are associated with the resolution, Res, we can associate a closure of Res1 and a closure of Res2 .
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries