- The solution is the method of solving a problem or the correct answer to a puzzle, problem or difficult situation.
- An example of solution is 4, which is the solution to the equation of 2+2.
- An example of a solution is when you hire a taxi to get to work when your car breaks down.
A student finds the solution to these problems.
- the act, method, or process of solving a problem
- the answer to a problem
- an explanation, clarification, etc.: the solution of a mystery
- the act or process of dispersing one or more liquid, gaseous, or solid substances in another, usually a liquid, so as to form a homogeneous mixture; a dissolving
- the state or fact of being dissolved
- a homogeneous molecular mixture, usually a liquid, so produced
- a breaking up or coming to an end; dissolution; break; breach
- the termination of a disease
- the crisis of a disease
- a drug in solution; liquid medicine
Origin of solutionMiddle English solucion ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin solutio ; from solutus: see solute
- a. A method or process of dealing with a problem: sought a solution to falling enrollments.b. The answer to a problem or the explanation for something: the solution to the mystery.
- a. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.b. The process of forming such a mixture.c. The state of being dissolved: nitrogen that is in solution in the ocean.
- Archaic The act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.
Origin of solutionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin solūtiō, solūtiōn-, from solūtus, past participle of solvere, to loosen; see solute.
- A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
- An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
- The answer to a problem.
- (marketing buzzword) A product, service or suite thereof.
- (law, UK, archaic, rare) Satisfaction of a claim or debt.