English noun: solution
|1.||solution (substance) a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution|
|Samples||He used a solution of peroxide and water.|
|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 members||congo 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|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||answer, resolution, result, solvent|
|3.||solution (cognition) a method for solving a problem|
|Samples||The easy solution is to look it up in the handbook.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||silver bullet|
|4.||solution (group) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation|
|5.||solution (act) the successful action of solving a problem|
|Samples||The solution took three hours.|