Solution definition

sə-lo͝oshən
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(chemistry) A mixture in which particles of one or more substances (the solute) are distributed uniformly throughout another substance (the solvent), so that the mixture is homogeneous at the molecular or ionic level. The particles in a solution are smaller than those in either a colloid or a suspension.
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A method or process of dealing with a problem.

Sought a solution to falling enrollments.

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A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.
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The answer to a problem or the explanation for something.

The solution to the mystery.

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The act, method, or process of solving a problem.
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The answer to a problem.
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The process of forming such a mixture.
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A breaking up or coming to an end; dissolution; break; breach.
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The answer to a problem.
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An explanation, clarification, etc.

The solution of a mystery.

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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.
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The state or fact of being dissolved.
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A homogeneous molecular mixture, usually a liquid, so produced.
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The termination of a disease.
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The crisis of a disease.
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A drug in solution; liquid medicine.
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A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
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An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
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(marketing buzzword) A product, service or suite thereof.
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(law, UK, archaic, rare) Satisfaction of a claim or debt.
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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.

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(archaic) The act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.
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The state of being dissolved.

Nitrogen that is in solution in the ocean.

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(mathematics) A value or values which, when substituted for a variable in an equation, make the equation true. For example, the solutions to the equation x2 = 4 are 2 and −2.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
solution
Plural:
solutions

Origin of solution

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin solūtiō solūtiōn- from solūtus past participle of solvere to loosen solute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French solucion (French: solution), from Latin solūtiōnem, accusative singular of solūtiō, from the verb solvō.

    From Wiktionary