(1)   The successful action of solving a problem
"The solution took three hours"
(2)   A method for solving a problem
"The easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
(3)   A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
"They were trying to find a peaceful solution"
"The answers were in the back of the book"
"He computed the result to four decimal places"
(4)   The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
(5)   A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
"He used a solution of peroxide and water"


  1. A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
  2. An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
  3. The answer to a problem.
  4. The act or process of explaining or proposing an approach to solving a problem.
  5. Satisfaction of a claim or debt.


From , accusative singular of .