/ səˈluːʃn; NAmE / noun
[ C ] solution (to sth) a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation
SYN answer :
Attempts to find a solution have failed.
There's no simple solution to this problem.
Do you have a better solution?
[ C ] solution (to sth) an answer to a puzzle or to a problem in mathematics :
The solution to last week's quiz is on page 81.
[ C , U ] a liquid in which sth is dissolved :
an alkaline solution
[ U ] the process of dissolving a solid or gas in a liquid :
the solution of glucose in water
late Middle English : from Old French , from Latin solutio(n-) , from solvere loosen.