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Dictionary definition for: Resolution

1. (n) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

2. (n) the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together

3. (n) the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle" "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

4. (n) finding a solution to a problem

5. (n) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the 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"

6. (n) analysis into clear-cut components

7. (n) (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

8. (n) the subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

9. (n) (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord

10. (n) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "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"

11. (n) a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year''s resolutions"

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