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Meaning of 'resolution' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Resolution [ n.]
- 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.
- The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
- The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
- 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.
- The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.
- The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.
- A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.
- The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.

Meaning of 'resolution' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . resolution [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
Example in sentence:
  • he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions
Meaning (2):
- a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
Example in sentence:
  • he computed the result to four decimal places;
  • the answers were in the back of the book;
  • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
Meaning (3):
- something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
Example in sentence:
  • he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure;
  • they finally reached a settlement with the union;
  • they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
Meaning (4):
- the trait of being resolute
Example in sentence:
  • his resoluteness carried him through the battle;
  • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work