What does solution mean?

Definitions for solution
səˈlu ʃənso·lu·tion

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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"


  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

  9. Origin: [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

    A mixture of two or more substances.

    The solution was made of crystal clear colloid and it was very efficient to work.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  
  2. solution

    An agreement or process to meet a need.

    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  
  3. solution

    An understanding, knowing or answer to meet a need.

    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

How to pronounce solution?

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How to say solution in sign language?

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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. Jeffrey Segal:

    The solution is simple.

  2. Adam Bruckner:

    There's no perfect solution.

  3. Guillaume Devauchelle:

    There's no universal solution.

  4. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    There is no temporary solution.

  5. European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip:

    We need a bulletproof solution.

Images & Illustrations of solution

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