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English noun: solution

1. solution (substance) a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution


SamplesHe used a solution of peroxide and water.


Broader (hypernym)mixture


Narrower (hyponym)aqueous solution, bleach liquor, brine, buffer solution, chlorine water, collodion, conjugate, conjugate solution, dilution, electrolyte, eluate, extract, Fehling's solution, formalin, formol, gargle, Gram's solution, infusion, injectant, injection, isosmotic solution, isotonic solution, liquid bleach, mouthwash, primary solid solution, sal volatile, sap, solid solution, spirits of ammonia, toner


Domain category memberscongo red, fluorescein, fluoresceine, fluorescent dye, N, normality, resorcinolphthalein, saltiness, solubility

2. solution (communication) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem


SamplesThey were trying to find a peaceful solution.
The answers were in the back of the book.
He computed the result to four decimal places.


Synonymsanswer, resolution, result, solvent


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)denouement

3. solution (cognition) a method for solving a problem


SamplesThe easy solution is to look it up in the handbook.


Broader (hypernym)method


Narrower (hyponym)silver bullet

4. solution (group) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation


Synonymsroot


Broader (hypernym)set

5. solution (act) the successful action of solving a problem


SamplesThe solution took three hours.


Broader (hypernym)success









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