from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.
- n. The process of forming such a mixture.
- n. The state of being dissolved.
- n. The method or process of solving a problem.
- n. The answer to or disposition of a problem.
- n. Law Payment or satisfaction of a claim or debt.
- n. The act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
- n. An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
- n. The answer to a problem.
- n. A product, service or suite thereof.
- n. Satisfaction of a claim or debt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.
- n. The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; -- used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.
- n. The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.
- n. The act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product resulting from such absorption.
- n. Release; deliverance; discharge.
- n. The termination of a disease; resolution.
- n. A crisis.
- n. A liquid medicine or preparation (usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of separating the parts of any body; disruption; rupture; fracture; breach: as, a solution of continuity (see below).
- n. The transformation of matter from a solid or gaseous state to the liquid state by means of a liquid called the solvent or menstruum; the state of being dissolved.
- n. The liquid produced as a result of the process or action above described; the preparation made by dissolving a solid in a liquid: as, a solution salt, soda, or alum; solution of iron, etc.
- n. A liquid or dissolved state or condition; unsettled state; suspense.
- n. The act of solving, working out, explaining, clearing up, or settling, or the state of being solved, explained, cleared up, or settled; resolution; explanation: as, the solution of a difficult problem or of a doubt in casuistry.
- n. A method of solving or finally clearing up or settling something. Specifically
- n. The answer to a problem or puzzle of any kind, together with the proof that that answer is correct.
- n. Dissolution; a dissolving.
- n. Release; deliverance; discharge.
- n. In medicine, the termination of a disease, especially when accompanied by critical symptoms; the crisis of a disease.
- n. In civil law, payment; satisfaction of a creditor.
- n. A solution of the general quartic, due to Professor Cayley. Let U = 0 be the quartic, H its Hessian, S its quadrinvariant, T its cubinvariant or catalecticant, and c 1, c2, c 3 the roots of the cubic c——S c—T = 0, then the solution follows from The square roots can always be extracted.
- n. Normal solutions are of great value in volumetric chemical analysis. When solutions of less strength than the normal are desired, they are diluted one half, one fifth, one tenth, and one one-hundredth, giving seminormal, quintinormal, decinormal, and centinormal solutions. These are usually abbreviated as and .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a method for solving a problem
- n. the successful action of solving a problem
- n. the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
- n. a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
- n. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
If a proposed solution involves tacitly changing these payoffs, then this ˜solution™ is in fact a disguised way of changing the subject.
Ruby-colored glass based on this gold-tin solution is closely associated with Johannes Kunckel, glassmaker and alchemist to Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg.
The insulin solution is passed through a Mandler filter.
Third, creating an Arab coalition to persuade Israel to adopt a 2-state solution is code for we want to ramp up the pressure to force you to do something we want, to do something that you know is detrimental to your survival but we don't care.
The second reason why I do not like the word solution - in that respect I hate it - that in German solution is Lösung.
With its proposal, France can say it has included private creditors toward what it calls a solution.
So, we can package up the criticism that no long term solution is offered, and point it at whom ever we choose.
In the New table concept instead, the solution is all packed in the FastLeg structure.
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Frankly, the solution is a meeting by Hillary Clinton and her English counterpart to solve this diplomacy problem before a new RIAA-American created copyright war erupts.