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Recorded since 1412, as Middle English resolucioun (“a breaking into part”), either from Anglo-Norman or directly from Latin resolūtiō (“a loosening, solution”), from resolvō (“I loosen”), itself from the intensive prefix re- + solvō (“I loosen”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛzəˈluːʃ(ə)n/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛzəˈl(j)uʃ(ə)n/
Audio (GA) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːʃən
- Hyphenation: re‧so‧lu‧tion
- A strong will, determination.
- The state of being resolute.
- His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.
- A statement of intent, a vow
- By February, most New Year's resolutions are forgotten. My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.
- The act of discerning detail.
- 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
- The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
- (computing, photography) The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch).
- Printing at higher resolution will cause a reduction in performance.
- (computing) The number of pixels in an image being stored or displayed.
- This monitor's maximum resolution is 1600 × 1200.
- (computing) The process of determining the meaning of a symbol or address; lookup.
- name resolution
- (mathematics) The act or process of solving; solution.
- the resolution of an equation
- A formal statement adopted by an assembly, or during any other formal meeting.
- The resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority.
- (sciences) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
- (sciences) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
- (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.
- (literature) The moment in which the conflict ends and the outcome of the action is clear.
- (medicine) In a pathological process, the phase during which pathogens and damaged tissues are removed by macrophages.
- See also Thesaurus:obstinacy
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *lewh₃- (0 c, 32 e)
state of being resolute
statement of intent
act of discerning detail
computing, photography: degree of fineness of image
computing: number of pixels in an image as stored or displayed
computing: process of determining the meaning of a symbol or address
math: act or process of solving
formal statement adopted by an assembly
science: separation of the constituent parts
science: the degree of fineness of such a separation
music: progression from dissonance to consonance
moment when the outcome of action is clear
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