Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Resolution

Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2019

Resolution (noun)
resolution [rez-uh-loo-shuhn]
(previously 12-31-13)

1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a decision or determination; a resolve: to make a firm resolution to do something. Her resolution to clear her parents' name allowed her no other focus in life.
3. the act determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.; the act of resolving.
4. firmness of purpose; the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute: She showed her resolution by not attending the meeting.
5. the act or process of separating into constituent or elementary parts or resolving.
6. the resulting state.
7. Optics. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent objects or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths. Compare resolving power.
8. a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
9. Music.
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.
10. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
11. Medicine/Medical. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
12. the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.

Related forms
non·res·o·lu·tion , noun
pre·res·o·lu·tion , noun

Related Words for resolution
decision, settlement, verdict, outcome, solution, motion, proposition, recommendation, finding, proposal, conclusion, resoluteness, perseverance, heart, earnestness, energy, purposefulness, sincerity, relentlessness, spunk

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4. resolve, determination, perseverance, tenacity; strength, fortitude.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin resolution- (stem of resolutio ), equivalent to resolut ( us ) resolute + -ion- -ion

Jan. 01, 2018 Resolution

Examples from the Web for resolution
Contemporary Examples of resolution

To be sure, Jefferson did share the credit, but not in the way such a resolution might be interpreted.

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Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
Kevin Bleyer
January 1, 2015

Only two senators opposed the resolution , which the administration later claimed was the authority for a full-scale war.

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The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
Jeff Greenfield
December 31, 2014

In 2004, for example, Scalise voted “no” on a resolution to make Martin Luther King Jr.

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No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
Tim Mak
December 30, 2014

Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.

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An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014

Waiting more than three years for a resolution is far too long.

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An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014

Historical Examples of resolution
Miss Milbrey wondered somewhat; but her mind was easy, for her resolution had been taken.

The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson

Mr. Disraeli offered a resolution of dissatisfaction in the House of Commons.

The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook

If this resolution be adhered to, then will my father never see me more!

Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Samuel Richardson

With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.

A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James

I am not so much surprised that he formed the resolution the night before.

Weighed and Wanting
George MacDonald
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