January 01, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
resolution /ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən/ noun

plural resolutions

The couple is making a resolution to be healthier this year.
The couple is making a resolution to be healthier this year.
Learner's definition of RESOLUTION

1 a [noncount] : the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something

  • a court for the resolution of civil disputes

  • conflict resolution

b [count] : an answer or solution to something

  • We found a resolution to the dispute.

2 : the ability of a device to show an image clearly and with a lot of detail


  • computer screens with high resolutions


  • The monitor has excellent resolution.

  • a high-resolution copier/monitor/camera

3 [count] : a promise to yourself that you will make a serious effort to do something that you should do

  • He made a resolution to lose weight. [=he resolved to lose weight]

  • Her New Year's resolution [=her promise to do something differently in the new year] is to exercise regularly.

4 [noncount] : the quality of being very determined to do something : DETERMINATION

  • They admired his courage and resolution. [=resolve]

5 [count] : a formal statement that expresses the feelings, wishes, or decision of a group

  • The assembly passed a resolution calling for the university president to step down.

6 [noncount] : the point in a story at which the main conflict is solved or ended

  • the resolution of the plot

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