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noun resolution pronunciation in British English /ˌrezəˈluːʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
    The UN General Assembly passed a resolution (=formally accepted it) condemning the executions.
    resolution on: A resolution on Ukrainian independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the action of solving a problem or dealing with a disagreement in a satisfactory way
    resolution of: Both countries called for the peaceful resolution of the border dispute.
    resolution to: Diplomats are hoping for a speedy resolution to the crisis.
  3. 3
    [countable] a serious decision to do something
    make a resolution to do something: Make a resolution to go to the gym once a week.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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