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I thought we already established that they basically are the same thing and that "sharpness" doesn't actually exist as a quantifiable attribute? In the Bifurcator Photographic Dictionary anyway, resolution and "sharpness" are two hairs of the same horse.
The physical units of resolution and contrast are different, these quantities are thus not the same. Both are quantifiable, unlike sharpness, which is a subjective perception.
Whenever resolution or contrast is being quantified, the used definition/criterion should be mentioned.
If there exists a formal definition of microcontrast, someone did a good job hiding it. I doubt the Bifurcator Photographic Dictionary offers a definition, but it doesn't really matter since it lacks authority.
You question the authority of the BPD? What are you a Learian devotee from the 60's