Meaning of solution

so•lu•tion

Pronunciation: (su-l'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution.
  2. the state of being solved: a problem capable of solution.
  3. a particular instance or method of solving; an explanation or answer: The solution is as good as any other.
    1. the process of determining the answer to a problem.
    2. the answer itself.
    1. the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change.
    2. such a substance, as dissolved sugar or salt in solution.
    3. a homogeneous, molecular mixture of two or more substances.
  4. Also calleda liquid, usually water, in which a medication is dissolved.
  5. solution of continuity.
    1. the termination of a disease.
    2. a breach or break in anything, esp. one in parts of the body normally continuous, as from fracture or laceration:solution of continuity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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