What does solution mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. solution(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  2. solution(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  3. solution(Noun)

    The answer to a problem.

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  4. solution(Noun)

    A product, service or suite thereof.

    Etymology: From solucion (French: solution).

  5. solution(Noun)

    Satisfaction of a claim or debt.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Solution(noun)

    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. 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

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

  5. Solution(noun)

    release; deliverance; discharge

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

  6. Solution(noun)

    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. Solution(noun)

    a crisis

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

  8. Solution(noun)

    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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How to say solution in sign language?

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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. David Farmer:

    At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative and delicious ways to meet the needs of our guests, we understand the importance of breakfast and the impact it has throughout the day. We tested the Egg White Grill in select markets across the country, including our busiest restaurants in Manhattan, and our customers gave us great feedback. The Egg White Grill is the perfect solution for our health-conscious customers looking for a grab-and-go breakfast.

  2. The French adviser:

    We must not get sucked into repeated extensions, that's for sure, our message is clear: a solution must have been found by October 31.

  3. Bill Barnes:

    We had to bring in all of our stakeholders, including the Medical Examiner's Office, the hospitals where the patients are going to be discharged from, and the funeral home directors to identify a solution to the problem.

  4. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson:

    Overnight I went from being a small-town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation, as chief of police, I want to be part of that conversation. I also want to be part of the solution.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Better to withdraw own words or oneself from the discussion that leads to no solution than to drag oneself into an argument with the stupid people.

Images & Illustrations of solution

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