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 for Resolution of a motion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resolution \Res`o*lu"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]solution. L.
     resolutio a loosening, solution. See Resolve.]
     1. The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically:
        (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or
            component parts.
        (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a
            vexed question or difficult problem.
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                  The unraveling and resolution of the
                  difficulties that are met with in the execution
                  of the design are the end of an action.
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     2. The state of being relaxed; relaxation. [Obs.]
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     3. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined;
        firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
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              Be it with resolution then to fight.  --Shak.
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     4. That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose;
        determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the
        opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly,
        adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the
        resolutions of a public meeting.
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     5. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought;
        conviction; assurance. [Obs.]
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              Little resolution and certainty there is as touching
              the islands of Mauritania.            --Holland.
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     6. (Math.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the
        resolution of an equation or problem.
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     7. (Med.) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of
        a fever, a tumor, or the like.
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     8. (Mus.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord
        by the rising or falling of the note which makes the
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     9. (Technical) The act of distinguishing between two close
        but not identical objects, or, when taking a measurement,
        bbetween two close values of the property measured.
     10. (Technical) a measure of the ability to distinguish
         between two close but not identical values of the
         property being measured; it is expressed as the
         difference in values of a property necessary to make such
         a distinction; as, a microscope with a resolution of one
         micron; a thermometer with a resolution of one-tenth of a
         degree. Also called resolving power.
     Joint resolution. See under Joint, a.
     Resolution of a force or Resolution of a motion (Mech.),
        the separation of a single force or motion into two or
        more which have different directions, and, taken together,
        are an equivalent for the single one; -- the opposite of
        composition of a force.
     Resolution of a nebula (Astron.), the exhibition of it to
        the eye by a telescope of such power as to show it to be
        composed of small stars.
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     Syn: Decision; analysis; separation; disentanglement;
          dissolution; resolvedness; resoluteness; firmness;
          constancy; perseverance; steadfastness; fortitude;
          boldness; purpose; resolve. See Decision.
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