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noun so·lu·tion \sə-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of solution

  1. 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

  2. 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. 3 :  a bringing or coming to an end or into a state of discontinuity

Examples of solution in a Sentence

  1. Medication may not be the best solution for the patient's condition.

  2. The solution is simple you need to spend less money.

  3. She made a solution of baking soda and water.

  4. a 40 percent saline solution

  5. He rinsed the contact lens with saline solution.

  6. the solution of sucrose in water

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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

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SOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun so·lu·tion \sə-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of solution for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of solving His solution to the problem was to wait.

  2. 2 :  an answer to a problem :  explanation The solution of the math problem is on the board.

  3. 3 :  the act or process by which a solid, liquid, or gas is dissolved in a liquid

  4. 4 :  a liquid in which something has been dissolved a solution of sugar in water


Medical Dictionary

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noun so·lu·tion \sə-ˈlü-shən\

Medical Definition of solution

  1. 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

  2. 2a:  a liquid containing a dissolved substance an aqueous solutionb:  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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