What does solution mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. solutionnoun

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

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  2. solutionnoun

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

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  3. solutionnoun

    The answer to a problem.

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  4. solutionnoun

    A product, service or suite thereof.

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  5. solutionnoun

    Satisfaction of a claim or debt.

    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

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

  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

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

  3. Solutionnoun

    the state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration

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

  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

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

  5. Solutionnoun

    release; deliverance; discharge

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

  6. Solutionnoun

    the termination of a disease; resolution

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

  7. Solutionnoun

    a crisis

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

  8. Solutionnoun

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

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. Sebastian Kurz:

    There can be a political discussion, but not a legal one, it is up to Theresa May to say what the political solution is to get a majority on this agreement.

  2. Yair Ein-Eli:

    You have to make it reusable and friendly, and this is our solution.

  3. Wang Yi:

    China is willing to strengthen communication with North Korea and continue to play a positive role in seeking a political solution to the Korean peninsula issue.

  4. Cindy Otis:

    This isn't something that there's one solution that will, you know, remove this group from their platform for all eternity, it's going to be an ongoing and dynamic problem.

  5. Umberto Eco:

    The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly.

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