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Definition of the noun solution

What does solution mean as a name of something?

Solution is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: solutions

  1. a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • example: he used a solution of peroxide and water
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: mixture = a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together
    • more specific terms:
      • brine = a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling
      • aqueous solution = a solution in water
      • bleach liquor = a solution containing bleaching agents that is used to bleach textiles or paper pulp
      • buffer solution = a solution containing a buffer
      • collodion = a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol
      • chlorine water = an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent
      • conjugate solution / conjugate = a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
      • dilution = a diluted solution
      • electrolyte = a solution that conducts electricity
      • eluate = a liquid solution that results from elution
      • Fehling's solution = a liquid solution of copper sulfate and potassium tartrate and sodium hydroxide that is used to test for sugar in the urine
      • formalin / formol = a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water
      • mouthwash / gargle = a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth
      • infusion / extract = a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance
      • injectant / injection = any solution that is injected
      • isosmotic solution / isotonic solution = a solution having the same osmotic pressure as blood
      • liquid bleach = a solution containing bleaching agents
      • sap = a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
      • primary solid solution / solid solution = a homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals
      • spirits of ammonia / sal volatile = a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol
      • Gram's solution = a solution used in staining bacteria by Gram's method
      • toner = a solution containing chemicals that can change the color of a photographic print
  2. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    • example: they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of solution: answer / resolution / result / solvent
    • more generic word: statement = a message that is stated or declared
    • more specific word: denouement = the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
  3. a method for solving a problem
    • example: the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: method = a way of doing something, especially a systematic way
    • more specific term: silver bullet = a simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem
  4. the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of solution: root
    • more generic word: set = an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
  5. the successful action of solving a problem
    • example: the solution took three hours
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: success = an attainment that is successful

Alternative definition of the noun solution


  1. A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
  2. An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
  3. [mathematics] The answer to a problem.
  4. [business] The act or process of explaining or proposing an approach to solving a problem.
  5. [legal] Satisfaction of a claim or debt.


Solution were a Dutch progressive rock band that existed from 1970 to 1983, during which time they released six studio albums and one live album. They incorporated jazz, rock, pop and soul influences, becoming more commercial on their fifth and sixth albums.

  • albums: "Fully Interlocking", "It's Only Just Begun", "Runaway", "Cordon Bleu", "Divergence", "Solution", "The Ultimate Collection", "The Best of Solution Live"
  • official website:


Who is Solution?

Solution a.k.a. Asend is a disc jockey.


  1. "Solution": Solution is the first album by the Dutch symphonic rock group Solution. It was released in 1971 on the Decca label.
  2. "Solution": Jiejue, also featuring the English name Solution on the CD cover, is a 1991 Mandarin rock album by Cui Jian. It was his second commercially available album after Rock 'N' Roll On The New Long March, and he was able to have it released in China after adapting some of the lyrics.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  3. "Solution" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Solution" is a musical album of Vile.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  5. "Solution" is a composition.


Solution is a record label.


The Solution is a single handed hiking dinghy designed for helms in the 65 to 85 kg weight range. It has a light epoxy hull, self draining cockpit, high aspect rig, semi battened 8.5 sq. metre sail, and full complement of dual controls.

Phrases with Solution

  1. final solution
  2. Model Solution
  3. Molar Solution
  4. solid solution
  5. buffer solution
  6. Corner solution
  7. gram's solution
  8. ringer solution
  9. saline solution
  10. aqueous solution
  11. heat of solution
  12. Band-Aid Solution
  13. isotonic solution
  14. ringer's solution
  15. colloidal solution
  16. conjugate solution
  17. fehling's solution
  18. isosmotic solution
  19. Saturated Solution
  20. Benedict's Solution

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Solution

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Google previewQuantitative Methods for Business (2015)

by David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran

Global maximum A feasible solution is a global maximum if there are no other feasible points with a larger objective function value in the entire feasible region. A global maximum is also a local maximum. Global minimum A feasible solution is ...

Google previewVeterinary Medicine (2016)

A textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats by Peter D. Constable, Kenneth W Hinchcliff, Stanley H. Done, Walter Gruenberg

Hypotonic Crystalloid Solutions Lactated Ringer's solution is a balanced, polyionic, alkalinizing, and hypotonic (275...

Lactated Ringer's solution is the standard intravenous fluid for neonates and adult horses, because these animals...

Google previewEvery Good Endeavor (2012)

Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Timothy Keller

The solution is the unrepressed freedom of the individual. Many people have a worldview that to some degree is...

Google previewHandbook of Soil Science (1999)

by Malcolm E. Sumner

The soil solution is the center of chemical and biological activities in the soil.

Google previewThe Global Debt Crisis (2014)

Haunting U.S. and European Federalism by Paul E. Peterson, Daniel Nadler

For the dreamers among them, the solution is a return to a less intertwined form of federalism last seen in the 1920s. For the...

Google previewThe Moral Fool (2009)

A Case for Amorality by Hans-Georg Moeller

The problem with the first solution is that it is more likely, and easier to find, in fiction than in reality.

Google previewPenzar - Journal of advanced ideas (2011)

by Patrick Rael

” “Our solution is that gravity is the differential in the continuum-density ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

saturated solution A solution where there is an equilibrium between the ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

nifedipine; nitrogen; nodule; normal [solution]; nucleocapsid; nucleoprotein; nucleoside; nucleus; number; number insample; numberof molecules; number ofneutrons inanatomic nucleus; populationsize; radiance;refractive index; signalsize; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India (2002)

Solution. Preferences for members of a particular group are not permissible if that group is not a Backward Class. In Venkataramana versus State of Madras, the Madras Government had filled a group of posts in accordance with its " Communal ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

*ACHSE's SOLUTION S. Sabadilla, sab-ad-il'-ah. The dried seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale; it is a drastic cathartic. Sabadillin, sub-ud-il'-in. An alkaloid from sabadilla. Sabbatin. A glucosid from Sabbatia elliottii; it is antiperiodic and ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

The solution was filtered, additional methanol was added thereto to increase the methanol concentration to 65%, and then it was filtered again. The obtained solution containing the extracted saponin had a pH of 5 and was passed through a ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

absorbent УУСГАМАЛ solution (chemetc.) УУСГАХ dissolve (trons.),to assimilate, §Хятад биш үндэстнийг хан үндэстэнд ~ бодлого policy of assimilating nonChinese peoples totheHan people УУСМАЛ ...

Google previewElectrochemical Dictionary (2012)

by Allen J. Bard, György Inzelt, Fritz Scholz

The “working layer” with pores of about 10–30μm diameter is covered on the electrolyte solution side by a thin layer with an average pore diameter of 1:5μm. Pressure of the feed gas needed for operation is adjusted to a value at which the ...

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The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution. (Charles F. Kettering)
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Scrabble value of S1O1L1U1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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