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Etymology

Middle English resolucioun, from Anglo-Norman or [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] resolūtiō (a loosening, solution), from resolvō (I loosen).

Pronunciation

Noun

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resolution

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  1. The state of being resolute.
    His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.
  2. A statement of intent, a vow (often New Year's resolution).
    My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.
  3. The act of discerning detail.
  4. (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.
  5. (computing) The number of pixels in an image that are stored or displayed.
    This monitor's maximum resolution is 1600x1200.
  6. A formal statement adopted by an assembly.
  7. (sciences) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
  8. (sciences) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
  9. (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.

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