resolution

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Resolution is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
resolution

Plural
resolutions

  1. (countable) A resolution is a formal decision, often after a vote.
    The U.S. may be willing to support a Security Council resolution backing the return of inspectors to Iraq.
  2. (uncountable) Resolution is the amount of detail that you can see in an image.
    This camera is cheaper, but, of course, the resolution is much lower.
  3. (countable) A resolution is a solution to a disagreement or difficult situation.
    The school holds classes in nonviolent conflict resolution.
  4. (countable) A resolution is a personal decision (not) to do something.
    My New Year's resolution was to quit smoking.
  5. (uncountable) Resolution is the power to try even when things are difficult.
    Her resolution to be honest never weakened.

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