Definition of resolution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈluːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈluːʃn//
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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 UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a halt to hostilities. See related entries: International relations
  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 1 January)?
  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
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin resolutio(n-), from resolvere ‘loosen, release’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + solvere ‘loosen’.Extra examples Hopes of a peaceful resolution to the conflict were fading. I made a New Year resolution to give up smoking. She showed great resolution in her dealings with management. The General Assembly rejected the resolution on the subject of arms control. The assembly adopted a resolution approving the plan. The government is pressing for an early resolution of the hostage crisis. The legislature has approved a resolution calling for the removal of such advertising. The resolution called for the resumption of negotiations. The resolution was carried unanimously. a joint US-British resolution a monitor capable of a 1 024 by 768 pixel resolution a resolution condemning the invasion a resolution declaring independence methods of conflict resolution the likelihood of achieving a satisfactory resolution to the problem the non-violent resolution of conflict weapons banned under Resolution 687 Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? She has worked in the field of conflict resolution and mediation for many years.
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