Definitions of solution

  1. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; " they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; " the answers were in the back of the book"; " he computed the result to four decimal places"
  2. the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  3. a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently ( but not necessarily) a liquid solution; " he used a solution of peroxide and water"
  4. the successful action of solving a problem; " the solution took three hours"
  5. a method for solving a problem; " the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
  6. The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.
  7. The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; -- used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.
  8. The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.
  9. The act or process by which a body ( whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product reulting from such absorption.
  10. The termination of a disease; resolution.
  11. A crisis.
  12. A liquid medicine or preparation ( usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble.
  13. The division of a body into its component parts; the state of being so divided; the process of causing any substance to be absorbed into a liquid; also, the liquid resulting from such a process; as, a salt solution; explanation; as, the solution of a mystery; process of solving, or answer to, a problem.
  14. 1. The termination of a disease by crisis. 2. A break, cut, or laceration of the solid tissues, used in the term, solution of continuity. 3. The incorporation of a solid or a gas in a fluid substance, the resultant being a homogeneous liquid; cf. dispersion and suspension. 4. Specifically, in pharmacy, an aqueous solution of a non- volatile substance. In the language of the Pharmacopoeia, an aqueous solution of a non- volatile substance is called a solution or liquor; an aqueous solution of a volatile substance is a water or aqua; an alcoholic solution of a non- volatile substance is a tincture or tinctura; an alcoholic solution of a volatile substance is a spirit or spiritus; a solution in vinegar is a vinegar or acetum; a solution in glycerin is a glycerite or glyceritum; a solution in wine is a wine or vinum; a solution of sugar in water is a, syrup or syrupus; a solution of a mucilaginous substance is a mucilage or mucilago; a solution of an alkaloid or metallic oxide in oleic acid is an oleate or oleatum.
  15. Liquid in which a solid has been dissolved.
  16. Act of solving or dissolving, esp. a solid by a fluid: the separating of the parts of any body: the preparation resulting from dissolving a solid in a liquid: explanation: removal of a doubt: construction or solving of a problem.
  17. Act of dissolving; preparation made by dissolving a solid in a fluid; act of solving; explanation.
  18. The act or process of dissolving; the preparation made by dissolving a solid in a liquid.
  19. The act or process of solving.
  20. The act of separating the parts, specially the connected parts, of any body; the melting of solid in a fluid or the result of this process; an explanation; removal of a difficulty or doubt; the resolving of a problem proposed release; deliverance. See Solve.
  21. The act of dissolving by means of a fluid; a liquid which contains one or more solid substancs diffused throughout it; explanation; the explanation or removal of a doubt or difficulty; the worked- out answer to a problem, or of an equation.

Usage examples for solution

  1. I've no proof- but I can't see any other solution. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  2. The problem is not a simple one, and little or no progress had been made towards its solution. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  3. I have struggled long for a peaceful solution of the difficulty. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  4. The religious question, he says, finds its solution in liberty.... – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  5. " What's your solution, then? – The Gun by Philip K. Dick
  6. If you think it will help you to a solution of the problem I shall be glad to do so. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  7. The problem is evidently beyond our present powers of solution, and its interest is therefore mainly historical. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  8. Oh, yes; that was the solution- that, and nothing more. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  9. The solution was well worth the effort it cost. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  10. The problem Ford solved and at the solution men wondered. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  11. But the solution is our great concern. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  12. Here, therefore, we find our clue to the solution of the mystery of Lurancy Vennum. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  13. A few facts, however, may be mentioned in passing, which lead toward some solution of them. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  14. The solution he had followed was the only possible one- that was still quite true. – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke
  15. She nervously tapped the palm of her left hand with her fan, vainly racking her brain in an effort to find a solution. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  16. He had seen the solution. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  17. Griffith tells me that he was well along toward a solution of the Zariba Dam. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  18. When Preston returned from one of his clubs, several hours later, she was no nearer to a solution than she had at first been, and she told him so. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman