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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


Synonymssolving


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


Synonymsresolving


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


Antonymspreparation

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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