- 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
Examples from the Web for solution
But his solution to this metastasizing threat is, in some ways, counterintuitive.
After almost five months without a solution, the lack of initiative is starting to embarrass the Lebanese government.
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|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of these strategies need to include young men, so that they are part of the solution.
You and I disagree about the solution to this problem, of course, but we agree that there is a problem.
If you find the formula, Madge, I want you to fix me up a solution for the kitchen pump!The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
Along the beach there was a solution of mud almost as light as the water.Canadian Wilds|Martin Hunter
Sachs had shown that the starch passes down to other parts of the plant in solution as glucose.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
He turns his attention to the sciences, to the solution of questions that touch the well-being of man.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Such are a few of the questions which the psychic student might ask himself, and which certainly call for solution.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
British Dictionary definitions for solution
- 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
Word Origin and History 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.