a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
"he used a solution of peroxide and water"
solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent(noun)
a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
"they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
a method for solving a problem
"the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
the successful action of solving a problem
"the solution took three hours"
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.
A product, service or suite thereof.
Satisfaction of a claim or debt.
Origin: From solucion (French: solution).
the act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach
the act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; -- used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process
the state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration
the act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product reulting from such absorption
release; deliverance; discharge
the termination of a disease; resolution
a liquid medicine or preparation (usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble
Origin: [OE. solucion, OF. solucion, F. solution, fr. L. solutio, fr. solvere, solutum, to loosen, dissolve. See Solve.]
In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. The solvent does the dissolving. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase, and the solvent is commonly the major fraction of the mixture. The concentration of a solute in a solution is a measure of how much of that solute is dissolved in the solvent.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sol-ū′shun, n. act of solving or dissolving, esp. a solid by a fluid: the separating of the parts of any body: the preparation resulting from dissolving a solid in a liquid: explanation: removal of a doubt: construction or solving of a problem: the crisis of a disease.—adj. Solūte′, loose, free: merry, cheerful: (bot.) not adhering.—v.t. (Bacon) to dissolve.—adj. Sol′ūtive, tending to dissolve: loosening.—Solution of continuity (surg.), the separation of parts normally continuous, by fracture, &c. [L. solutio—solvĕre, solutum, to loosen.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1502
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2493
Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Nouns Frequency: #480
The numerical value of Solution in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Solution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It may be a solution to an eyesore, but it's not a solution to homelessness.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
Any movement toward solution gathers energy; any movement away from solution depletes energy. Act accordingly.
I've always said I don't see a military solution to this conflict, we have to put all our efforts in bringing about a diplomatic solution.
The Assad regime has no interest in a political solution, the Russians have no interest in a political solution. Iran has no interest in a political solution. Hezbollah has no interest in a political solution.
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- roztok, řešeníCzech
- hydoddiant, toddiantWelsh
- διάλυμα, λύσηGreek
- چاره, راه حلPersian
- liuos, ratkaisu, hyvitysFinnish
- fuasgladhScottish Gaelic
- תמיסה, פתרוןHebrew
- oldat, megoldásHungarian
- pagamento, soluzione, risoluzioneItalian
- 解決, 解答, 解法Japanese
- çareserî, havil, hel, çareKurdish
- whakataunga, whakatikaMāori
- പരിഹാരം, ലായനിMalayalam
- larutan, jalan penyelesaianMalay
- rozwiązanie, roztwórPolish
- solução, liquidação, pagamentoPortuguese
- soluție, rezolvare, rezultat, soluționareRomanian
- раство́р, реше́ниеRussian
- rešenje, решење, rastvor, растворSerbo-Croatian
- roztok, riešenieSlovak
- ద్రావణం, పరిష్కారంTelugu
- eriyik, çözüm, çözelti, solüsyon, çTurkish
- rexhowe, devudindje, solucion, dismantchaWalloon
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