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resolution

noun
 
 
/ˌrezəlˈuːʃən/
[C] a formal statement on which people in an organization vote, or the decision taken as a result of this vote: approve/adopt a resolution Shareholders were asked to approve a resolution to create a special voting share.pass a resolution The first UN resolution was passed unanimously by all 15 members of the council. Any investor who owns $2,000 of stock for a year can file a shareholder resolution. a draft resolution
[C or U] the process of solving or ending a problem or disagreement: resolution to sth There was a successful resolution to the problem. The group wants to bring about a resolution to the situation but the money owing is substantial. a swift/peaceful/early resolution
[U] ( informal res) IT used for talking about how clearly a computer or television screen shows images: If your monitor supports a higher screen resolution, switch to those choices. → See also dispute resolution, high-resolution, low-resolution, ordinary resolution, special resolution
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