[rez-uh-loo-shuh n] /ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən/
a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group.
Compare , .
the act of or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.
a ; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
Her resolution to clear her parents’ name allowed her no other focus in life.
the mental state or quality of being or ; firmness of purpose:
She showed her resolution by not attending the meeting.
the act or process of resolving or separating something into constituent or elementary parts.
the resulting state.
Optics. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent objects or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths.
a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
Medicine/Medical. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
the act or an instance of resolving
the condition or quality of being resolute; firmness or determination
something resolved or determined; decision
a formal expression of opinion by a meeting, esp one agreed by a vote
a judicial decision on some matter; verdict; judgment
the act or process of separating something into its constituent parts or elements
(music) the process in harmony whereby a dissonant note or chord is followed by a consonant one
the ability of a television or film image to reproduce fine detail
(physics) another word for resolving power
late 14c., “a breaking into parts,” from Old French resolution (14c.) or directly from Latin resolutionem (nominative resolutio) “process of reducing things into simpler forms,” from past participle stem of resolvere “loosen” (see resolve). Sense of “a solving” (as of mathematical problems) first recorded 1540s, as is that of “power of holding firmly” (cf. resolute). Sense of “decision or expression of a meeting” is from c.1600. Meaning “effect of an optical instrument” is from 1860.
resolution res·o·lu·tion (rěz’ə-lōō’shən)
[rez-uh-nuh nt] /ˈrɛz ə nənt/ adjective 1. or echoing, as sounds: the resonant thundering of cannons being fired. 2. deep and full of : a resonant voice. 3. pertaining to . 4. producing ; causing amplification or sustention of sound. 5. pertaining to a system in a state of , especially with respect to sound. […]
[res-per-uh-buh l, ri-spahyuh r-uh-buh l] /ˈrɛs pər ə bəl, rɪˈspaɪər ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being respired. 2. capable of respiring. /ˈrɛspɪrəbəl/ adjective 1. able to be breathed 2. suitable or fit for breathing respirable res·pi·ra·ble (rěs’pər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr’-) adj.
[ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee] /rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun, plural responsibilities. 1. the state or fact of being , answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management. 2. an instance of being : The responsibility for this mess is yours! 3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is : the responsibilities of authority. […]
[ri-spon-suh-buh l] /rɪˈspɒn sə bəl/ adjective 1. answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions. 2. involving accountability or , as in having the power to control or manage: promoted to a responsible position in the […]