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resolutionnoun

uk   us   /ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/

resolution noun (DECISION)

C2 [C] an official decision that is made after a group or organization have voted: to approve/adopt a resolution [+ to infinitive] The United Nations passed (= voted to support) a resolution to increase aid to the Third World.C2 [C] a promise to yourself to do or to not do something: [+ to infinitive] I made a resolution to give up chocolate.
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resolution noun (DETERMINATION)

[U] formal approving (also resoluteness ) determination: He showed great resolution in facing the robbers.

resolution noun (SOLVING)

C2 [S or U] formal the act of solving or ending a problem or difficulty: a successful resolution to the crisis

resolution noun (DETAIL)

[U] specialized physics, computing the ability of a microscope, or a television or computer screen, to show things clearly and with a lot of detail: a high/low resolution image

resolution noun (SEPARATION)

[U] specialized chemistry the act of separating or being separated into clearly different parts: the resolution of oil into bitumen and tar
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