Definition of Solution

1. Noun. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution. "He used a solution of peroxide and water"

2. Noun. A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem. "He computed the result to four decimal places"
Exact synonyms: Answer, Resolution, Result, Solvent
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Denouement
Derivative terms: Answer, Solve

3. Noun. A method for solving a problem. "The easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
Generic synonyms: Method
Specialized synonyms: Silver Bullet

4. Noun. The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation.
Exact synonyms: Root
Generic synonyms: Set

5. Noun. The successful action of solving a problem. "The solution took three hours"
Generic synonyms: Success
Derivative terms: Solve

Definition of Solution

1. n. The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.

Definition of Solution

1. Noun. A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances. ¹

2. Noun. An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) The answer to a problem. ¹

4. Noun. (marketing buzzword language=en) A product, service or suite thereof. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) Satisfaction of a claim or debt. ¹

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Definition of Solution

1. a homogeneous liquid mixture [n -S]

Medical Definition of Solution

1. Isotonic salt solution used for mammalian tissues, original version (for frog tissues) much modified and often used loosely to mean any physiological saline. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Solution

soluble soap
soluble specific substance
soluble starch
soluble tartar
solution (current term)
solution of contiguity
solution of continuity
solution pressure

Literary usage of Solution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"Re-solution of Molybdate Precipitate.—The absolute separation of small quantities of phosphorus and large quantities of iron by one precipitation of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Any one of these solutions, ie, any solution whatever of (6) is called an extremal. Hence the required curve K, if it exists, must be an extremal, ..."

3. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"This is accomplished by adding to the boiling solution of the normal tungstate (Na.WO,) (which contains an excess of alkali carbonate) enough hydrochloric ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"It is sometimes possible, however, to cause a solution to retain more of the ... If a saturated solution of this salt be prepared at a certain definite ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"2 of 1-20); the greater amount of substance added, and perhaps the greater diffusibility of the solution, may account for the difference: Of 1-100 solution, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The solution is filtered, and a drop or two of hydrochloric acid is added to the clear filtrate, to make sure that this reagent is incapable of inducing ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Thus, if egg-albumen is precipitated from its solution by ammonium sulphate and acetic acid, and allowed to stand, it gradually crystallizes. ..."

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