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solution (n.)

late 14c., "a solving or being solved," from Old French solucion "division, dissolving; explanation; payment" or directly from Latin solutionem (nominative solutio) "a loosening or unfastening," noun of action from past participle stem of solvere "to loosen, untie, dissolve," from PIE *se-lu-, from reflexive pronoun *s(w)e- (see idiom) + root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart." Meaning "liquid containing a dissolved substance" is first recorded 1590s.

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Definitions of solution

solution (n.)
a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution;
he used a solution of peroxide and water
solution (n.)
a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;
they were trying to find a peaceful solution
Synonyms: answer / result / resolution / solvent
solution (n.)
a method for solving a problem;
the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook
solution (n.)
the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;
Synonyms: root
solution (n.)
the successful action of solving a problem;
the solution took three hours
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