Recorded since 1412, as Middle English resolucioun "a breaking into parts", either from Anglo-Norman or directly from Latin resolūtiō (“a loosening, solution”), from resolvere (“to loosen”), itself from the intensive prefix re- + solvere 'to loosen'.
resolution (plural resolutions)
- 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”, 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) 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.
- (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.
- The moment in which the conflict ends and the outcome of the action is clear.
- See also Wikisaurus:obstinacy
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