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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of solution for English Language Learners
: 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.
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 dissolutionb: 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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