What is resolution?

  • (noun): A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote.
    Synonyms: declaration, resolve
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on resolution:

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1564 - Resolution - Acts
... The resolution demanded that all armed groups and rebel forces end the violence in the Darfur region, while the government was called upon to refrain from conducting military ... that in the event of non-compliance of the Sudanese government with demands in Resolution 1556 or the current resolution, further measures would be imposed under Article 41 of the ...

More definitions of "resolution":

  • (noun): Analysis into clear-cut components.
    Synonyms: resolving
  • (noun): The trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose.
    Example: "It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
    Synonyms: resoluteness, firmness, resolve
  • (noun): A decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner.
    Example: "He always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
  • (noun): Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making.
    Example: "They never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"
    Synonyms: settlement, closure
  • (noun): (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture.
  • (noun): Finding a solution to a problem.
    Synonyms: solving
  • (noun): The ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together.
    Synonyms: resolving power
  • (noun): The subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation (especially in a lung).
  • (noun): (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord.

Famous quotes containing the word resolution:

    Some hours seem not to be occasion for any deed, but for resolves to draw breath in. We do not directly go about the execution of the purpose that thrills us, but shut our doors behind us and ramble with prepared mind, as if the half were already done. Our resolution is taking root or hold on the earth then, as seeds first send a shoot downward which is fed by their own albumen, ere they send one upward to the light.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    [A]s I am pretty well acquainted by great Opportunities with the Nature of Man, and know of a Truth, that all Men fight against their Will, the Danger vanishes, and Resolution rises upon this Subject. For this Reason I shall talk very freely on a Custom which all Men wish exploded, tho’ no Man has Courage enough to resist it.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)

    Had I been less resolved to work, I would perhaps had made an effort to begin immediately. But since my resolution was formal and before twenty four hours, in the empty slots of the next day where everything fit so nicely because I was not yet there, it was better not to choose a night at which I was not well-disposed for a debut to which the following days proved, alas, no more propitious.... Unfortunately, the following day was not the exterior and vast day which I had feverishly awaited.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)