Definitions for Solutionsəˈlu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•lu•tionsəˈlu ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of solving a problem.

  2. the state of being solved.

  3. an answer to a problem.

  4. the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change. a homogeneous molecular mixture of two or more substances.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of solution:

1325–75; ME < L solūtiō, der. of solū-, var. s. of solvere to loosen, dissolve (see solve )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solution(noun)

    a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution

    "he used a solution of peroxide and water"

  2. 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"

  3. solution(noun)

    a method for solving a problem

    "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"

  4. solution, root(noun)

    the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

  5. solution(noun)

    the successful action of solving a problem

    "the solution took three hours"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. solution(noun)əˈlu ʃən

    a way of dealing effectively with a problem; = answer

    There are no easy solutions to alcohol problems.; Will we ever find a solution?

  2. solutionəˈlu ʃən

    an answer to a question, puzzle, etc.

    The solution to the crossword is on the last page.

Wiktionary

  1. solution(Noun)

    A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.

  2. solution(Noun)

    An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.

  3. solution(Noun)

    The answer to a problem.

  4. solution(Noun)

    A product, service or suite thereof.

  5. solution(Noun)

    Satisfaction of a claim or debt.

  6. Origin: From solucion (French: solution).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solution(noun)

    the act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach

  2. Solution(noun)

    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

  3. Solution(noun)

    the state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration

  4. Solution(noun)

    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

  5. Solution(noun)

    release; deliverance; discharge

  6. Solution(noun)

    the termination of a disease; resolution

  7. Solution(noun)

    a crisis

  8. Solution(noun)

    a liquid medicine or preparation (usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble

Freebase

  1. Solution

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1502

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2493

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Solution' in Nouns Frequency: #480


Translations for Solution

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

solution(noun)

an answer to a problem, difficulty or puzzle

the solution to a crossword.

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