Name resolution is the proces where Computer or Servername is being matched with an IP-address. For example: When entering http://www.weethet.nl, the DNS (or WINS) has to determine which IP-address this website has in order to reach it.
Conversion of a symbolic host name (e.g. www.wmin.ac.uk) into an IP address. For small networks names may be resolved statically, using information stored in a file, but resolution is normally achieved dynamically by contacting a DNS server.
The process of mapping a name into the corresponding address. For example, if you are trying to ping a host, if you type in an IP (Internet Protocol) address, the DNS will return a name in the bottom left corner of the ping box. If you type in a host name, the DNS will return an IP address. See DNS.
The process of associating a name to its corresponding address. For example, mapping a domain name to an IP address. Often used as a verb, i.e. "this domain name resolves to (points to) this location".
The process of having software translate between names that are easy for users to work with and numerical IP addresses, which are difficult for users but necessary for TCP/IP communications. Name resolution can be provided by software components such as DNS or WINS.
The successful look-up of an IP address to discover the name of the networked computer it indicates. See DNS.
The process of mapping a name into a corresponding address. The domain name system provides a mechanism for naming computers in which programs use remote name servers to resolve machine names into IP addresses for those machines.