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 highresolution copier/monitor/camera

    3 [count] : a promise to yourself that you will make a serious effort to do something that you should do

    • He maderesolution 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