[[t]ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən[/t]] n.
1) gov a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usu. after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, or other group
2) a resolve or determination
3) the act of resolving or determining upon a course of action, method, procedure, etc
4) the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose
5) the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts
6) the resulting state
7) opt the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent parts, objects, or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths
Compare resolving power
8) a settlement of a problem, controversy, etc
9) cvb the completion or conclusion of the actions, conflicts, etc., in the plot of a novel or other literary work
10) mad mus
a) the progression of a voice part or of the harmony as a whole from a dissonance to a consonance
b) the tone or chord to which a dissonance is resolved
11) reduction to a simpler form; conversion
12) med the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration
13) cmp the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen
Etymology: 1350–1400; < L resolūtiō < resolū-, var. s. of resolvere to resolve

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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