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Definition 1: a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner - [noun denoting act]

Samples where resolution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions

(resolution is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

Definition 2: finding a solution to a problem - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

Definition 3: the trait of being resolute - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where resolution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
  • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of resolution ) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

"his determination showed in his every movement" "he is a man of purpose"

(... is a kind of resolution ) the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

"a man of unusual decisiveness"

(... is a kind of resolution ) resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

(... is a kind of resolution ) characterized by one unified purpose

(... is a kind of resolution ) resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

(... is a kind of resolution ) firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

"a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"

(... is a kind of resolution ) resoluteness evidenced by strength of character

"sturdiness of moral principle"

(... is a kind of resolution ) freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct

"He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"

(... is a kind of resolution ) the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

(... is a kind of resolution ) steadfast resolution

Definition 4: analysis into clear-cut components - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

(... is a kind of resolution ) (mathematics) the resolution of an expression into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original expression

(... is a kind of resolution ) changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal)

"the diagonalization of a normal matrix by a unitary transformation"

Definition 5: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where resolution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they 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

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

Definition 6: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where resolution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of resolution ) the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

Definition 7: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of resolution ) a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)

(... is an instance of resolution) the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain

Definition 8: (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord - [noun denoting communication]

(resolution is a kind of ...) the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

(resolution belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 9: the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung) - [noun denoting event]

(resolution is a kind of ...) an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

"his cancer is in remission"

Definition 10: the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for resolution in the sense of this definition

(resolution is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

Definition 11: (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(resolution is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(resolution belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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