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Definition of "resolution" []

  • The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. (noun)
  • A resolving to do something. (noun)
  • A course of action determined or decided on. (noun)
  • A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the U.S. Congress. (noun)
  • Physics & Chemistry The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts: the prismatic resolution of sunlight into its spectral colors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resolution" in a sentence
  • "In the digital dimension we use the term resolution."
  • "The name resolution from the virtual hostname to IP-address is managed by the DNS server where you can make either an A-record (one or more fixed IP-addresses) or a CNAME (an alias for a hostname)."
  • "True, the plot of FIRST AMONG SEQUELS takes a backseat to all the zany stuff, but the resolution is a direct result of all the strange happenings."