resolution Definition

  • 1a firm decision to do or not to do something
  • 2the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter

Using resolution: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "resolution" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    My New Year's resolution is to exercise more.

  • Example

    The resolution of the conflict was achieved through peaceful negotiations.

  • Example

    The company made a resolution to reduce its carbon footprint.

  • Example

    She showed great resolution in overcoming her fears.

resolution Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using resolution

  • stick to one's resolution

    to continue to follow through with a decision or plan despite difficulties or obstacles


    She stuck to her resolution to quit smoking, even when her friends offered her cigarettes.

  • New Year's resolution

    a promise or commitment to oneself to make a positive change or improvement in one's life at the start of a new year


    My New Year's resolution is to read more books and spend less time on social media.

  • a period of rapid improvement in the quality and resolution of digital displays, cameras, and other devices


    The resolution revolution has led to the development of high-definition televisions and ultra-sharp smartphone screens.

Phrases with resolution

  • the process of determining the components of a force vector that acts on an object


    The resolution of forces acting on the bridge was critical to ensure its stability.

  • the number of pixels displayed on a screen, usually expressed as width x height


    The video game requires a minimum screen resolution of 1920x1080.

  • the ability of a microscope to distinguish between two points that are close together


    The resolution of the electron microscope allowed scientists to see the structure of atoms.

Origins of resolution

from Latin 'resolutionem', meaning 'a breaking into parts'


Summary: resolution in Brief

The term 'resolution' [ˌrɛzəˈluʃən] refers to a firm decision or the act of solving a problem. It can be applied to personal goals, such as 'My New Year's resolution is to exercise more,' or to larger issues, like 'The resolution of the conflict was achieved through peaceful negotiations.' 'Resolution' also appears in technical contexts, such as 'resolution of forces,' 'screen resolution,' and 'resolution of a microscope.' Idioms include 'stick to one's resolution,' 'New Year's resolution,' and 'resolution revolution.'

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