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resolution

 [rez″o-loo´shun]
1. subsiding of a pathologic state, such as the reduction of inflammation or the softening and disappearance of swelling.
2. perception of two adjacent points as separate; in microscopy, the smallest distance at which two adjacent objects can be distinguished as separate.
3. in radiology, a measure of how much detail a device can print or display.

res·o·lu·tion (Rs),

(rez'ō-lū'shŭn),
1. The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration; the absorption or breaking down and removal of the products of inflammation or of a new growth.
2. The optic ability to distinguish detail such as the separation of closely adjacent objects. Synonym(s): resolving power (3)
[L. resolutio, a slackening, fr. re-solvo, pp. -solutus, to loosen, relax]

resolution

(rĕz′ə-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The clarity or fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, often measured as the number or the density of the discrete units, such as pixels or dots, that compose it.
2. Medicine The subsiding or termination of an abnormal condition, such as a fever or inflammation.

resolution

The fourth and final phase of Masters and Johnson’s four-stage model of physiological responses to sexual stimulation, which follows orgasm, and is characterised by muscle relaxation, reduced heart rate and vasodilation. For most males, and some females, this is accompanied by the refractory period, in which further orgasm is physiologically impossible.

resolution

Clinical medicine The stage of a disease–often an infection, marked by subsidence of Sx

res·o·lu·tion

(rez'ŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration; the absorption or breaking down and removal of the products of inflammation or of a new growth.
2. The optic ability to distinguish detail such as the separation of closely adjacent objects.
Synonym(s): resolving power (3) .
[L. resolutio, a slackening, fr. re-solvo pp. -solutus, to loosen, relax]

resolution

the minimum distance between two points at which they can be seen as such rather than as a single point. With the light microscope this is approximately half the wavelength of light used in illumination. Only with a shorter wavelength can greater resolution be achieved, as in the ELECTRON MICROSCOPE which gives a resolution of about 0.5 nm.

res·o·lu·tion

(rez'ŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration.
2. The optic ability to distinguish detail.
Synonym(s): resolving power (3) .
[L. resolutio, a slackening, fr. re-solvo pp. -solutus, to loosen, relax]

Patient discussion about resolution

Q. What's your 2009 New Year's resolution? Hello friends and members! I encourage you to share your thoughts, aspirations and resolutions for 2009 with us. Some of us want to spend more time with family and friends, quit smoking, lose weight, get in shape or just enjoy life. This is the place to get new ideas, be inspired and post your own thoughts to encourage others with their own goals. So, what's your New Year's resolution?

A. I hope to straighten out my marriage, my son's school troubles, get a better counselor for him, find out what is wrong with my husbands health and hopefully start feeling better myself. Just alot has been going on over the holidays that made them pretty crappy. So now it's time to change things. No ones going to do it but me...so I must get busy.

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He also extends, ingeniously and convincingly, the concept of executors' duties to include those of editors, discussing various editorial principles and linking editorial with testamentary |ultimate irresolvability'.
Pope's fascination with the possibility that he might lose property rights over his letters by sending them away from himself dramatizes the compelling irresolvability of the natural rights model of property, a model in which the moment of self-representation is simultaneously the moment of self-loss.
Part of the meaning must reside in the irresolvability of interpretations.
When I originally turned from teaching a novella as part of a larger literary conversation to a deeper appreciation of its pedagogical implications, while honouring a distinguished colleague, I had no idea that I would find a model for a non-prescriptive postcolonial pedagogy or realize the value of irresolvability for a classroom.
While the proposed irresolvability may indeed explain the fact that the work remained unfinished, the present analysis demonstrates that the conflict had long been present and evolving in the poet's mind and, if Pushkin had lived longer, may well have undergone further reexamination, perhaps allowing the completion of the work.