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Definition of solution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] solution (to something) a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation synonym answer Attempts to find a solution have failed. There's no simple solution to this problem. Do you have a better solution?
  2. 2[countable] solution (to something) an answer to a puzzle or to a problem in mathematics The solution to last week's quiz is on page 81.
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] a liquid in which something is dissolved an alkaline solution saline solution
  4. 4[uncountable] the process of dissolving a solid or gas in a liquid the solution of glucose in water
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