Definitions for: Resolution

[n] finding a solution to a problem
[n] a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"
[n] the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
[n] analysis into clear-cut components
[n] something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"
[n] a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
[n] a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
[n] (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
[n] the subsidence of swelling or others signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
[n] the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
[n] (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

Webster (1913) Definition: Res`o*lu"tion (-l?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]solution. L.
resolutio a loosening, solution. See Resolve.]
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.

The unraveling and resolution of the
difficulties that are met with in the execution
of the design are the end of an action.

2. The state of being relaxed; relaxation. [Obs.]

3. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined;
firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.

Be it with resolution then to fight. --Shak.

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. [Obs.]

Little resolution and certainty there is as touching
the islands of Mauritania. --Holland.

6. (Math.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the
resolution of an equation or problem.

7. (Med.) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of
a fever, a tumor, or the like.

8. (Mus.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord
by the rising or falling of the note which makes the

Joint resolution. See under Joint, a.

Resolution of a force or motion (Mech.), the separation
of a single force or motion into two or more which have
different directions, and, taken together, are an
equivalent for the single one; -- the opposite of
composition of a force.

Resolution of a nebula (Astron.), the exhibition of it to
the eye by a telescope of such power as to show it to be
composed of small stars.

Syn: Decision; analysis; separation; disentanglement;
dissolution; resolvedness; resoluteness; firmness;
constancy; perseverance; steadfastness; fortitude;
boldness; purpose; resolve. See Decision.

(man(X) => mortal(X)) AND man(socrates).

True => man(socrates)

A | B | A => B
F | F | T
F | T | T
T | F | F
T | T | T

A => B == (NOT A) OR B

((NOT man(socrates)) OR mortal(socrates))

((NOT man(socrates)) AND man(socrates))
mortal(socrates) AND man(socrates)

mortal(socrates) AND man(socrates)

Synonyms: answer, declaration, firmness, resoluteness, resolve, resolve, resolving, resolving power, result, settlement, solution, solvent, solving

Antonyms: irresoluteness, irresolution, preparation

See Also: adamance, breakdown, bullheadedness, conclusion, deciding, decision, decision, decision making, decisiveness, Declaration of Independence, denouement, determination, determination, diagonalisation, diagonalization, document, factoring, factorisation, factorization, finding, harmony, joint resolution, musical harmony, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinance, papers, partitioning, physical phenomenon, pigheadedness, purpose, remission, remittal, self-command, self-control, self-will, single-mindedness, statement, steadfastness, stubbornness, subsidence, trait, unyieldingness, willpower, written document

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