A document that records a decision or action by a Board of Directors, or a bond resolution by a government entity authorizing a bond issue. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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resolution res‧o‧lu‧tion [ˌrezəˈluːʆn] noun
1. [countable] an official decision or statement agreed on by two or more people or groups of people, often after a vote:

• a shareholder resolution calling for a review of the company's policy

• The resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority.

ˌordinary resoˈlution [countable] FINANCE
a resolution that is passed by a majority of the shareholders at a general meeting:

• It will be necessary to convene a shareholders' meeting to pass an ordinary resolution increasing the authorised capital.

ˌspecial resoˈlution [countable] FINANCE
a resolution that has to be passed by 75% or more of shareholders, in a meeting that they were told about 21 days or more in advance
2. [countable, uncountable] when a particular dispute, legal case etc is settled:

• The company wants a speedy resolution of the matter to limit its losses.

3. [uncountable] COMPUTING a measurement of the number of pixel S a computer screen can show. The measurement, called dpi, is the number of dots over an inch of the screen. Screens with high resolution (= lots of dots) are clearer than those with low resolution:

• You can use the display setting to increase the resolution of the screen.

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resolution UK US /ˌrezəlˈuːʃən/ noun
[C] a formal statement on which people in an organization vote, or the decision taken as a result of this vote: approve/adopt a resolution »

Shareholders were asked to approve a resolution to create a special voting share.

pass a resolution »

The first UN resolution was passed unanimously by all 15 members of the council.


Any investor who owns $2,000 of stock for a year can file a shareholder resolution.


a draft resolution

[C or U] the process of solving or ending a problem or disagreement: resolution to sth »

There was a successful resolution to the problem.


The group wants to bring about a resolution to the situation but the money owing is substantial.


a swift/peaceful/early resolution

(INFORMAL res) [U] IT used for talking about how clearly a computer or television screen shows images: »

If your monitor supports a higher screen resolution, switch to those choices.

See also DISPUTE RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑dispute resolution), HIGH-RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑high-resolution), LOW-RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑low-resolution), ORDINARY RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑ordinary resolution), SPECIAL RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑special resolution)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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