Noun solution has 5 senses
  1. solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars:
     brine; aqueous solution; bleach liquor; buffer solution; collodion; chlorine water; conjugate solution, conjugate; dilution; electrolyte; eluate; Fehling's solution; formalin, formol; gargle, mouthwash; infusion, extract; injection, injectant; isotonic solution, isosmotic solution; liquid bleach; sap; solid solution, primary solid solution; spirits of ammonia, sal volatile; Gram's solution; toner
  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent - 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"
    --2 is a kind of statement
    --2 has particulars: denouement
  3. solution - a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: silver bullet
  4. solution, root - the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
    --4 is a kind of set
  5. solution - the successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours"
    --5 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb solve1