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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin solutio, from solvere; SOLVE

solution

noun
     
Related topics: Chemistry, Maths
so‧lu‧tion S2 W1
1 [countable] 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.
solution to/for
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
2 [countable] the correct answer to a problem in an exercise or competition [= answer; ↪ solve]
solution to
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
saline solution

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