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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. release; deliverance; discharge.
  11. The termination of a disease; resolution.
  12. A crisis.
  13. A liquid medicine or preparation ( usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Liquid in which a solid has been dissolved.
  17. 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.
  18. Act of dissolving; preparation made by dissolving a solid in a fluid; act of solving; explanation.
  19. The act or process of dissolving; the preparation made by dissolving a solid in a liquid.
  20. The act or process of solving.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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Quotes of solution

  1. Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem. – Brian Aldiss
  2. If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. – Robert Anthony
  3. There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him. – Antonin Artaud
  4. When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes to believe that killing those you know or do not know is a reasonable solution to problems, we are in need of another vision. – Stanley Crouch
  5. The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form- the one of the particles, the other of the waves- are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases. – Werner Heisenberg
  6. We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem. – Ernest Istook
  7. Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective. – Rush Limbaugh
  8. As we explore ways to bring price relief and bolster our country's energy independence, one significant energy source has emerged as a potential solution hydrogen fuel cells. – Dan Lipinski
  9. Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution we must be more pro -active and prevent the fires before they start, or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up. – Rick Renzi
  10. Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution – Anwar Sadat
  11. There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline. – Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
  12. Many scientists will have to contribute to the solution of the great problem; they will have to follow up and measure all those phenomena in which the atomic structure is directly expressed. – Johannes Stark
  13. If you're not part of the solution you're part of the precipitate. – Henry J. Tillman
  14. I heard an Israeli speaking on Palestinian human rights issues, an interesting guy, and he said "There's no military solution to terrorism. If there were, Israel would be the safest place in the world. But there's no military solution – Bradley Whitford

Usage examples for solution

  1. " What's your solution then? – The Gun by Philip K. Dick
  2. The solution was well worth the effort it cost. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  3. The religious question, he says, finds its solution in liberty.... – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  4. 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
  5. A few facts, however, may be mentioned in passing, which lead toward some solution of them. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  6. 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
  7. But the solution is our great concern. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  8. This, however, gives rise to questions which, in our present state of knowledge, are beyond solution – The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church by A. Hamilton Thompson
  9. He had seen the solution – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  10. I have struggled long for a peaceful solution of the difficulty. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Griffith tells me that he was well along toward a solution of the Zariba Dam. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. " The locked door," said Major Freeman, " presents a difficulty, but still one not absolutely incapable of solution – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  15. Here, therefore, we find our clue to the solution of the mystery of Lurancy Vennum. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  16. 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
  17. The solution he had followed was the only possible one- that was still quite true. – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke
  18. I've no proof- but I can't see any other solution – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. The problem Ford solved and at the solution men wondered. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. Oh, yes; that was the solution that, and nothing more. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
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