The evaluation of a situation or problem, including review from various aspects or points of view. In computing, analysis commonly involves such features as flow control, error control, and evaluation of efficiency. Often the overall problem is divided into smaller components that can be more easily dealt with. See also flow analysis, numerical analysis, systems analysis. Compare synthesis.
ETYM French résolution. Latin resolutio a loosening, solution. Related to Resolve.
The smallest signal increment that can be detected by a measurement system, expressed in bits, proportions, or as percentage of full scale reading; resolution in a video system is the amount of detail in a graphic image.
1. A solution to a problem; SYN. solving.
2. The process leading to the solution to a problem; SYN. solving.
3. Analysis into clear-cut components; SYN. resolving.
4. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote; SYN. declaration, resolve.
5. A dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord.
6. (Computer science) The number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture.