Simple Definition of solution
: something that is used or done to deal with and end a problem : something that solves a problem
: the act of solving something
: a correct answer to a problem, puzzle, etc.
Full Definition of solution
1a : an action or process of solving a problemb : an answer to a problem : explanation; specifically : a set of values of the variables that satisfies an equation
2a : an act or the process by which a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance is homogeneously mixed with a liquid or sometimes a gas or solidb : a homogeneous mixture formed by this process; especially : a single-phase liquid systemc : the condition of being dissolved
3 : a bringing or coming to an end or into a state of discontinuity
Examples of solution in a sentence
Medication may not be the best solution for the patient's condition.
The solution is simple you need to spend less money.
She made a solution of baking soda and water.
a 40 percent saline solution
He rinsed the contact lens with saline solution.
the solution of sucrose in water
Origin of solution
Middle English solucion explanation, dispersal of bodily humors, from Anglo-French, from Latin solution-, solutio, from solvere to loosen, solve
First Known Use: 14th century
SOLUTION Defined for Kids
Definition of solution for Students
1 : the act or process of solving <His solution to the problem was to wait.>
2 : an answer to a problem : explanation <The solution of the math problem is on the board.>
3 : the act or process by which a solid, liquid, or gas is dissolved in a liquid
4 : a liquid in which something has been dissolved <a solution of sugar in water>
Medical Definition of solution
1a: an act or the process by which a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance is homogeneously mixed with a liquid or sometimes a gas or solid—called also b: a homogeneous mixture formed by this process
2a: a liquid containing a dissolved substance <an aqueous solution>b: a liquid and usually aqueous medicinal preparation with the solid ingredients solublec: the condition of being dissolved <a substance in solution>
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