Meaning of SOLUTION in English


— solutional , adj.

/seuh looh"sheuhn/ , 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.

4. Math.

a. the process of determining the answer to a problem.

b. the answer itself.

5. Chem.

a. the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change.

b. such a substance, as dissolved sugar or salt in solution.

c. a homogeneous, molecular mixture of two or more substances.

6. Pharm. Also called liquor . a liquid, usually water, in which a medication is dissolved.

7. Med.

a. the termination of a disease.

b. a breach or break in anything, esp. one in parts of the body normally continuous, as from fracture or laceration: solution of continuity.

[ 1325-75; ME solution- (s. of solutio ), equiv. to solut ( us ) (see SOLUTE) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 3. key, resolution.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .