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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suh-loo-shuh n]
    • /səˈlu ʃən/
    • /səˈluːʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh-loo-shuh n]
    • /səˈlu ʃən/

Definitions of solution word

  • noun solution the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution. 1
  • noun solution the state of being solved: a problem capable of solution. 1
  • noun solution a particular instance or method of solving; an explanation or answer: The solution is as good as any other. 1
  • noun solution Mathematics. the process of determining the answer to a problem. the answer itself. 1
  • noun solution Chemistry. the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change. such a substance, as dissolved sugar or salt in solution. a homogeneous, molecular mixture of two or more substances. 1
  • noun solution Pharmacology.. Also called liquor. a liquid, usually water, in which a medication is dissolved. 1

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Origin of solution

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Latin solūtiōn- (stem of solūtiō), equivalent to solūt(us) (see solute) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Solution


solution popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

solution usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for solution

noun solution

  • answer — When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.
  • antiphon — a short passage, usually from the Bible, recited or sung as a response after certain parts of a liturgical service
  • aqua — Aqua is the same as the colour aquamarine.
  • aquae — Chiefly Pharmacology. water. a liquid. a solution, especially in water.
  • band-aid — A Band-Aid is a small piece of sticky tape that you use to cover small cuts or wounds on your body.

Antonyms for solution

noun solution

  • adiposity — the state of being fat; obesity
  • agnosticism — Agnosticism is the belief that it is not possible to say definitely whether or not there is a God. Compare atheism.
  • arduousness — requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult: an arduous undertaking.
  • ataxia — lack of muscular coordination
  • bafflement — Bafflement is the state of being baffled.

Top questions with solution

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