- the process of determining the answer to a problem.
- the answer itself.
- the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change.
- such a substance, as dissolved sugar or salt in solution.
- a homogeneous, molecular mixture of two or more substances.
- the termination of a disease.
- a breach or break in anything, especially one in parts of the body normally continuous, as from fracture or laceration: solution of continuity.
Origin of solution
Synonyms for solution
Related Words for solutionexplanation, result, elucidation, clarification, explication, key, solvent, juice, blend, elixir, fluid, mix, compound, suspension, sap, extract, dissolvent, emulsion, Band-Aid, unraveling
Examples from the Web for solution
Contemporary Examples of solution
But his solution to this metastasizing threat is, in some ways, counterintuitive.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
After almost five months without a solution, the lack of initiative is starting to embarrass the Lebanese government.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
And that solution came from a homemade brew Branch and her sister created together.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45
December 16, 2014
All of these strategies need to include young men, so that they are part of the solution.The Hidden Link Between Women and War
December 3, 2014
You and I disagree about the solution to this problem, of course, but we agree that there is a problem.Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of solution
That the problem is here crying aloud for solution is apparent.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem.
Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution.
So we are very happy at the solution, and to-morrow we are off.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Langen has commented on it at some length,125 but offers no solution.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
- the unique set of values that yield a true statement when substituted for the variables in an equation
- a member of a set of assignments of values to variables under which a given statement is satisfied; a member of a solution set
Word Origin for solution
late 14c., "a solving or being solved," from Old French solucion "division, dissolving; explanation; payment" or directly from Latin solutionem (nominative solutio) "a loosening or unfastening," noun of action from past participle stem of solvere "to loosen, untie, solve, dissolve" (see solve). Meaning "liquid containing a dissolved substance" is first recorded 1590s.