|Origin:||Latin solutio, from solvere; SOLVE|
a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation [↪ solve]:
The best solution would be for them to separate.
Both sides are trying to find a peaceful solution.
There are no simple solutions to the problem of overpopulation.
the perfect solution to all of our problems
a political solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland
the correct answer to a problem in an exercise or competition [= answer; ↪ solve]
The solution to last week's puzzle is on page 12.
3 [uncountable and countable]HC
a liquid in which a solid or gas has been mixed:
a weak sugar solution