Solution meaning

sə-lo͝o'shən
The answer to a problem.
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A breaking up or coming to an end; dissolution; break; breach.
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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 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 act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.
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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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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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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 solÅ«tiōnem, accusative singular of solÅ«tiō, from the verb solvō.
    From Wiktionary