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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 difficult situation: [C] Negotiators are working tirelessly 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 formal statement of decision or opinion: The chairing officer 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 British English

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resolutionnoun

uk   /ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/ us   /ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/
  • resolution noun (DECISION)

C2 [C] an official decision 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 to increase aid to developing nations.
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 (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
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"resolution" in Business English

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resolutionnoun

uk   /ˌrezəlˈuːʃən/ us  
[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.
(Definition of resolution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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