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resolution
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4 meanings
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1  —as in:
a New Year's resolution
Definition a firm decision to do something
  • Her New Year's resolution is to read deeply at least one hour a day.
resolution = a firm decision to do something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Are you making any New Year's resolutions this year?
  • resolutions = firm decisions to do things
  • Ralph made a resolution to tie his own back afterwards.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • resolution = firm decision
  • Glad I made the resolution, gladder that I kept to it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • resolution = firm decision
  • Then, about a week before the exams were due to start, Harry's new resolution not to interfere in anything that didn't concern him was put to an unexpected test.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • resolution = firm decision
  • I then had to regret that I did not at least make the attempt to carry out my resolution to run away; for the chances of success are tenfold greater from the city than from the country.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • resolution = decision
  • Sometimes I'd decide to stay angry, but then I always had so much to talk about after school that I'd forget my resolution and want Mother to stop whatever she was doing and lend a willing ear.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • resolution = firm decision to do something
  •   Tell me not, friar, that thou hear'st of this,
      Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it:
      If, in thy wisdom, thou canst give no help,
      Do thou but call my resolution wise,
      And with this knife I'll help it presently.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • resolution = decision
  • We have failed to keep our resolutions;
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • resolutions = firm decisions
  • But the resolution was made only to be broken.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
resolution = firm decision to do something

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2  —as in:
a United Nations resolution
Definition a formal statement of decision or opinion voted on by a group
  • The United Nations passed a resolution condemning the country's use of chemical weapons.
resolution = a formal statement of opinion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Congress passed a resolution supporting the country's right to defend itself.
  • resolution = a formal statement of decision or opinion voted on by a group
  • A unanimous resolution was passed on the spot that the farmhouse should be preserved as a museum.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • resolution = a formal statement of a decision voted on by a group
  • He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Have you any record of such a resolution?
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • All the animals remembered passing such resolutions: or at least they thought that they remembered it.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • It was always the pigs who put forward the resolutions.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The other animals understood how to vote, but could never think of any resolutions of their own.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Here the work of the coming week was planned out and resolutions were put forward and debated.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Again the animals seemed to remember that a resolution against this had been passed in the early days, and again Squealer was able to convince them that this was not the case.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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3  —as in:
Her resolution weakened.
Definition determination (firmness of purpose)
  • She ran each mile of the marathon with increasing resolution.
resolution = determination
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Through many years and hardships, her resolution to serve the poor never wavered.
  • resolution = determination
  • And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter. No argument must lead you astray.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • resolution = determination
  • She looked at me so appealingly, and at the same time manifested such courage and resolution in her bearing, that I gave in at once to her wishes.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • resolution = determination
  • PARRIS, with resolution now: Betty! Answer Mr. Hale!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • resolution = firmness of purpose
  • ...to act with resolution,
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • resolution = determination
  • At one time you take pleasure in a sort of perverse self-denial, and at another you have not resolution to resist a thing that you know to be wrong.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • resolution = determination (steadfastness; or firmness of purpose)
  • I don't know where I even got this rush of resolution.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • resolution = determination
  • But I know many tricks and I have resolution.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • resolution = determination
  • Even in his sleep he is intense with resolution.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
resolution = determination

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4  —as in:
a dispute resolution fund
Definition a solution or outcome
  • We anticipate a peaceful resolution to the dispute.
resolution = a solution or outcome
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We continue to work together, but there is still no resolution to our disagreement.
  • resolution = solution or outcome
  • It is a paradox in whose grip we still live, and there is no prospect yet that we will discover its resolution.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
resolution = solution

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Less commonly:
Much less commonly, other meanings of resolution include: {definitionDetail}
  • a measure of optic detail -- as in: "The photograph has excellent resolution."
  • separation into different parts -- as in: "When force is applied to an inclined plane there is resolution of the force into horizontal and vertical components."
  • conversion to something else -- as in: "... resolution of the chord from dissonance (an unstable sound) to consonance (a more stable sound)."
  • reduction to or conversion to something else -- as in: "It permits resolution of a URL to an IP address."
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