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English noun: resolution

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

Synonymsdeclaration, resolve

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Narrower (hyponym)joint resolution

Instance hyponymDeclaration of Independence

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

Synonymsresolving power

Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon

3. resolution (attribute) the trait of being resolute

SamplesHis resoluteness carried him through the battle.
It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work.

Synonymsfirmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve

Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)adamance, bullheadedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, possession, purpose, self-command, self-control, self-possession, self-will, self-will, single-mindedness, steadfastness, steadiness, stiffness, stubbornness, sturdiness, unyieldingness, will power, willpower

Antonymsirresoluteness, irresolution

4. resolution (act) finding a solution to a problem


Broader (hypernym)determination, finding

5. resolution (cognition) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

SamplesThey 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.

Synonymsclosure, settlement

Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making

6. resolution (cognition) analysis into clear-cut components


Broader (hypernym)breakdown, partitioning

Narrower (hyponym)diagonalisation, diagonalization, factoring, factorisation, factorization

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

Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. resolution (event) the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

Broader (hypernym)remission, remittal, subsidence

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

Broader (hypernym)harmony, musical harmony

Domain categorymusic


10. resolution (communication) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

SamplesThey were trying to find a peaceful solution.
The answers were in the back of the book.
He computed the result to four decimal places.

Synonymsanswer, result, solution, solvent

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)denouement

11. resolution (act) a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

SamplesHe always wrote down his New Year's resolutions.

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, decision, determination

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