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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


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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