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"resolution" in British English

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resolutionnoun

uk   us   /ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/

resolution noun (DECISION)

C2 [C] an ​officialdecision that is made after a ​group or ​organization has ​voted: to approve/​adopt a resolution [+ to infinitive] The United Nations passed (= ​voted to ​support) a resolution toincreaseaid to ​developingnations.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 ​showedgreat resolution infacing 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 ​computerscreen, 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 intobitumen and ​tar
(Definition of resolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resolution" in American English

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resolutionnoun

 us   /ˌrez·əˈlu·ʃən/

resolution noun (SOLUTION)

[C/U] the ​act of ​solving a ​problem or ​finding a way to ​improve a ​difficultsituation: [C] Negotiators are ​workingtirelessly for a ​swift resolution of this ​crisis. physics [C/U] Resolution is also the ​process of ​finding out the ​direction and ​strength of a vector .

resolution noun (DECISION)

[C] a ​formalstatement of ​decision or ​opinion: The ​chairingofficer called for a ​vote on the resolution. [C] If you make a resolution, you ​promise yourself to do something: [+ to infinitive] I made a New Year’s resolution to ​lose ten ​pounds.
(Definition of resolution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"resolution" in Business English

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resolutionnoun

uk   us   /ˌrezəlˈuːʃən/
[C] a ​formalstatement on which ​people in an ​organizationvote, or the decision taken as a ​result of this ​vote: approve/adopt a resolution Shareholders were ​asked to ​approve a resolution to ​create a ​specialvotingshare.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 ​groupwants to ​bring about a resolution to the ​situation but the ​moneyowing is ​substantial. a swift/​peaceful/early resolution
[U] ( informal res) IT used for ​talking about how clearly a ​computer or ​televisionscreenshowsimages: If your ​monitorsupports a ​higher screen resolution, ​switch to those choices.
(Definition of resolution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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