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Definition of resolution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a formal statement of an opinion agreed on by a committee or a council, especially by means of a vote to pass/adopt/carry a resolution The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a halt to hostilities.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the act of solving or settling a problem, disagreement, etc. synonym settlement The government is pressing for an early resolution of the dispute.
  3. 3[uncountable] the quality of being resolute or determined synonym resolve The reforms owe a great deal to the resolution of one man. Her resolution never faltered.
  4. 4[countable] resolution (to do something) a firm decision to do or not to do something She made a resolution to visit her relatives more often. Have you made any New Year's resolutions? (= for example, to give up smoking from January 1)
  5. 5[uncountable, singular] the power of a computer screen, printer, etc. to give a clear image, depending on the size of the dots that make up the image high-resolution graphics
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