solution


solution
noun Etymology: Middle English solucion explanation, dispersal of bodily humors, from Anglo-French, from Latin solution-, solutio, from solvere to loosen, solve Date: 14th century 1. a. an action or process of solving a problem b. an answer to a problem ; explanation; specifically a set of values of the variables that satisfies an equation 2. a. an act or the process by which a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance is homogeneously mixed with a liquid or sometimes a gas or solid b. a homogeneous mixture formed by this process; especially a single-phase liquid system c. the condition of being dissolved 3. a bringing or coming to an end or into a state of discontinuity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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