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Definitions of resolution

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. finding a solution to a problem Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. analysis into clear-cut components Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation (especially in a lung) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The state of being relaxed; relaxation. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The act of bringing something, as a chemical compound, into a simpler form or of dividing it into its parts; determination; firmness; the purpose decided upon; a formal proposal voted on in a legislative assembly or public meeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration; the absorption or breaking down and removal of the products of inflammation, as in pneumonia, or of a new growth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. Disappearance of a disease; analysis. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  24. Act of resolving: analysis: solution: state of being resolved: fixed determination: steadiness: that which is resolved: formal proposal in a public assembly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Act of resolving; solution; determination; formal proposal or declaration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. The act of resolving; a resolve; declaration of an assembly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The state of being resolute; fortitude; determination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Separation, as of a substance into its component parts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The act or process of resolving or of separating the parts of anything; analysis; dissolution; firmness of purpose; fixed determination; constancy; a declaration passed by the legislature or any public assembly; solution. Resolution of an equation, its reduction, to ascertain the value of the unknown quantity. Resolution of forces, the dividing of a force into two or more, which would have the same effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Fixed determination; steadiness or fixedness of purpose; constancy; firmness; the process of separating the component parts of bodies; analysis; a formal proposition brought before a public body for discussion and adoption; the dispersion or disappearance of a tumour or inflammatory part; in dun., the dividing any single force into two or more others. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. The act, operation, or process of resolving. dictgcide_fs
  32. The act of distinguishing between two close but not identical objects, or, when taking a measurement, bbetween two close values of the property measured. dictgcide_fs
  33. 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. dictgcide_fs
  34. rez-o-l[=u]'shun, n. act of resolving: analysis: solution: state of being resolved: fixed determination: steadiness: that which is resolved: certainty: (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: (math.) reduction, solution: (med.) the disappearance or dispersion of a tumour or inflammation.--n. RESOL[=U]'TIONER, one of a party in Scotland who approved of the resolutions of the Commission of General Assembly (1650) admitting to take part in the struggle against Cromwell all persons except those excommunicate and hostile to the Covenant--opp. to the Protesters.--adj. RES'OL[=U]TIVE.--RESOLUTION OF FORCES, OR OF VELOCITIES, the application of the principle of the parallelogram of forces or velocities to the separation of a force or velocity into parts. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Resolutio, Discussio, from resolvere, (re and solvere, solutum, ' to loosen.') Removal or disappearance, as of a disease. Resolution is one of the terminations of inflammation, in which the inflamed part returns gradually, and without suppuration, to the healthy condition. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  36. Separation into components, decomposition, analysis, conversion into other form, (medieval) disappearance of inflammation without suppuration, (Pros.) substitution of two short syllables for one long, (Mus.) making of discord to pass into concord, (Mech.) replacing of single force by two or more jointly equivalent; solving of doubt, problem, question, &c.; formal expression of opinion by legislative body (cf. MOTION) or public meeting, form proposed for this; resolve, thing resolved on, (good rr., intentions that one formulates mentally for virtuous conduct); determined temper or character, boldness& firmness of purpose. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Subsidence of inflammation; softening and disappearance of a swelling. American pocket medical dictionary.
  38. The subsidence of an inflammation; the softening and disappearance of a swelling. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. [L.] To find two forces (or velocities) equivalent to a single force (or velocity) is to find the Resolution of that force or velocity. When certain nebulae are examined through a very powerful telescope, they are found to consist of a congeries of distinct points of light; this is the R. of such nebulae. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  40. n. [Latin] Act of revolving;— act of separating a compound into its elements or parts;- analysis; act or process of clearing difficulties in mental or moral subjects; elucidation of a doubtful or obscure question:— process of separating the component parts of bodies by decay or death; dissolution;— in medicine, the dispersing of a tumour, inflammation , fever, &c., without coming to full activity;- fixed determination; settled thought or purpose firmness: steadiness; constancy; persistence in good or evil;— that which is resolved or determined; the decision of a court or the vote of an assembly; perseverance; steadfastness; fortitude; boldness; purpose; resolve. Cabinet Dictionary
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