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resolution (ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən Pronunciation for resolution



  1. the act or an instance of resolving
  2. the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
  3. something resolved or determined; decision
  4. a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
  5. a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
  6. the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements
  7. (medicine)
    1. return from a pathological to a normal condition
    2. subsidence of the symptoms of a disease, esp the disappearance of inflammation without the formation of pus
  8. (music) the process in harmony whereby a dissonant note or chord is followed by a consonant one
  9. the ability of a television or film image to reproduce fine detail
  10. (physics) another word for resolving power

Derived Forms

ˌresoˈlutioner, ˌresoˈlutionist noun

Translations for 'resolution'

  • British English: resolutionPronunciation for resolution A resolution is a formal decision taken at a meeting by means of a vote.The resolution declared the republic independent.ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən NOUN
  • Arabic: قَرَارPronunciation for قَرَار
  • Brazilian Portuguese: resoluçãoPronunciation for resolução
  • Chinese: 决议Pronunciation for 决议
  • Croatian: rezolucijaPronunciation for rezolucija
  • Czech: usneseníPronunciation for usnesení
  • Danish: resolutionPronunciation for resolution
  • Dutch: resolutiePronunciation for resolutie
  • European Spanish: resoluciónPronunciation for resolución
  • Finnish: päättäväisyysPronunciation for päättäväisyys
  • French: résolutionPronunciation for résolution
  • German: EntschlossenheitPronunciation for Entschlossenheit
  • Greek: αποφασιστικότηταPronunciation for αποφασιστικότητα
  • Italian: risoluzionePronunciation for risoluzione
  • Japanese: 決意Pronunciation for 決意
  • Korean: 결심Pronunciation for 결심
  • Norwegian: besluttsomhetPronunciation for besluttsomhet
  • Polish: postanowieniePronunciation for postanowienie
  • Portuguese: resoluçãoPronunciation for resolução
  • Romanian: hotărâre hotărâri
  • Russian: резолюцияPronunciation for резолюция
  • Spanish: resoluciónPronunciation for resolución
  • Swedish: upplösningPronunciation for upplösning
  • Thai: มติPronunciation for มติ
  • Turkish: kararlılıkPronunciation for kararlılık
  • Ukrainian: рішення
  • Vietnamese: nghị quyếtPronunciation for nghị quyết

Example Sentences Including 'resolution'

"It could be due to higher resolution satellite imagery," he explains.
New Scientist (2003)
He put his hands under her arms and lifted her up to him, cautious still, though with taut, unequivocal resolution.
McCorquodale, Robin Dansville
I made a firm resolution to break Harry Raymond's legs for setting me up like this.
Adam, Paul A Nasty Dose of Death
Labour sources argued later that the passing of the resolution did not amount to a policy commitment.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
The pilots ' resolution was fortified by the knowledge of the admiration they were held in by everyone in the country.
Patrick Bishop FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
The resolution to hire a consultant was made across party lines.
Irish Times (2002)
The screen shows capital white letters on a dark blue background: very high resolution.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil
There are points in each book where the possibility of a happy resolution to the implicit tension looks unlikely.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
They overwhelmingly supported every resolution put to the meeting by the board.
Irish Times (2002)


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