a. A method or process of dealing with a problem: sought a solution to falling enrollments.
b. The answer to a problem or the explanation for something: the solution to the mystery.
a. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.
b. The process of forming such a mixture.
c. The state of being dissolved: nitrogen that is in solution in the ocean.
3. Archaic The act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin solūtiō, solūtiōn-, from solūtus, past participle of solvere, to loosen; see SOLUTE.]
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