What does solution mean?

Definitions for solution
səˈlu ʃənso·lu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solutionnoun

    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, solventnoun

    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. solutionnoun

    a method for solving a problem

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

  4. solution, rootnoun

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

  5. solutionnoun

    the successful action of solving a problem

    "the solution took three hours"


  1. solutionnoun

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

  2. solutionnoun

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

  3. solutionnoun

    The answer to a problem.

  4. solutionnoun

    A product, service or suite thereof.

  5. solutionnoun

    Satisfaction of a claim or debt.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solutionnoun

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

  2. Solutionnoun

    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. Solutionnoun

    the state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration

  4. Solutionnoun

    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. Solutionnoun

    release; deliverance; discharge

  6. Solutionnoun

    the termination of a disease; resolution

  7. Solutionnoun

    a crisis

  8. Solutionnoun

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

  9. Etymology: [OE. solucion, OF. solucion, F. solution, fr. L. solutio, fr. solvere, solutum, to loosen, dissolve. See Solve.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solution

    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. solutiosolvĕre, solutum, to loosen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. solution

    An agreement or process to solve.

    They had to agree a solution for the way forward at the peacetalks, it was easily achieved as the people knew only peace creates peace.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  
  2. solution

    An intuitive, just and fair feeling, knowing, understanding, creation, response, formula or agreement.

    They have the solution for all to move forward in unity, it is agreed we all work together in unity to achieve for the optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity of all.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solution in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of solution in a Sentence

  1. Angela Merkel:

    There has to be a political solution (on Iran) and that is what we are working on.

  2. Kurt Engelhardt:

    There's a political solution here that you, various parties are asking this court to roll up its sleeves and get involved in.

  3. Michael Coen:

    FEMA shouldn't be the solution for every crisis, fEMA needs to be prepared for the tornadoes that happened last week. They're still dealing with recovery in Puerto Rico and the 2017 storms.

  4. Claire Corkhill:

    There's not really any good solution for this type of material.

  5. Andy Parker:

    … [F]or all the wonderful things that Google and Facebook have created, there is this underbelly that we're seeing, and I think the easiest solution — and it may not be the most popular — is you eliminate their protection from any liability. And if people have legitimate lawsuits, let them have their day in court. I can't do it, because they have unlimited protection.

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