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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solvent, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolventnoun

    a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

    "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"


  1. resolventnoun

    Any substance or material able to resolve the constituents of a mixture

  2. resolventadjective

    Able to resolve (separate) the constituents of a mixture

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Resolventnoun

    That which has the power of causing solution.

    Etymology: resolvens, Latin.

    In the beginning of inflammation, they require repellents; and in the increase, somewhat of resolvents ought to be mixed. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    Lactescent plants, as lettuce and endive, contain a most wholesome juice, resolvent of the bile, anodyne and cooling. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. resolvent

    In mathematics, particularly in functional analysis and operator theory, a resolvent is a type of function that can be applied to an operator in order to analyze its properties. In particular, if A is an operator and λ is a complex number, then the resolvent of A at λ is defined by the operator (A - λI)^-1, whenever this expression makes sense. The set of all λ for which this expression does make sense is called the resolvent set of A. The term "resolvent" is also used in the context of solving differential equations by series.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resolventadjective

    having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent

  2. Resolventnoun

    that which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent

  3. Resolventnoun

    that which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products

  4. Resolventnoun

    an equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends

  5. Etymology: [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere: cf. F. rsolvant. See Resolve.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resolvent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resolvent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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