resolution /ˌrɛzəˈluʃən/ noun
1 a [non count] : the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something
- a court for the resolution of civil disputes
- conflict resolution
b [count] : an answer or solution to something
- We found a resolution to the dispute.
2 : the ability of a device to show an image clearly and with a lot of detail
- computer screens with high resolutions
- The monitor has excellent resolution.
- a high–resolution copier/monitor/camera
3 [count] : a promise to yourself that you will make a serious effort to do something that you should do
- He made a resolution to lose weight. [=he resolved to lose weight]
- Her New Year’s resolution [=her promise to do something differently in the new year] is to exercise regularly.
4 [non count] : the quality of being very determined to do something : Determination
- They admired his courage and resolution. [=resolve]
5 [count] : a formal statement that expresses the feelings, wishes, or decision of a group
- The assembly passed a resolution calling for the university president to step down.
6 [non count] : the point in a story at which the main conflict is solved or ended
- the resolution of the plot