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  Definition of resolution
  1. finding a solution to a problem
  2. a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year''s resolutions"
  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. analysis into clear-cut components
  5. 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"
  6. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
  7. 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"
  8. (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
  9. the subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
  10. the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
  11. (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture
Similar Words: solving, resoluteness, firmness, resolve, resolving, settlement, closure, declaration, solution, answer, result, solvent, resolving power

 

Hyponyms: self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, self-command, self-will, stubbornness, bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, single-mindedness, adamance, obduracy, unyieldingness, decisiveness, decision, determination, purpose, steadfastness, factorization, factorisation, factoring, diagonalization, diagonalisation, Declaration of Independence, joint resolution, denouement

 

Derivational Morphology: resolve, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, purpose, settle, conclude, decide, adjudicate, answer

 

 
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