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Definition of Resolution

Resolution

  1. The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.
  2. The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
  3. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
  4. That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting.
  5. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.
  6. The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.
  7. A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.
  8. The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.

Resolution Quotations

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Abraham Lincoln

In tragedy, it's hard to find a good resolution; it's not black and white: it's a big fog of gray.
Paul Dano

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Benjamin Franklin

The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.
Richard Rohr

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Leo Tolstoy
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Resolution Translations

resolution in Dutch is resolutie, motie
resolution in Italian is dissoluzione, deliberazione
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