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noun British English pronunciation: resolution /ˌrezəˈluːʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralresolutions
 
  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.

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