Pronunciation: (su-lOO'shun), [key]
1. the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution.
2. the state of being solved: a problem capable of solution.
3. a particular instance or method of solving; an explanation or answer: The solution is as good as any other.
a. the process of determining the answer to a problem.
b. the answer itself.
a. the process by which a gas, liquid, or solid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, liquid, or solid without chemical change.
b. such a substance, as dissolved sugar or salt in solution.
c. a homogeneous, molecular mixture of two or more substances.
6. Pharm.Also called liquor. a liquid, usually water, in which a medication is dissolved.
a. the termination of a disease.
b. a breach or break in anything, esp. one in parts of the body normally continuous, as from fracture or laceration: solution of continuity.
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