solution

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From Old French solucion (French: solution), from Latin solūtiōnem, accusative singular of solūtiō, from the verb solvō.

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solution (plural solutions)

  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.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 5, The Hocussing of Cigarette[1]:
      Then I had a good think on the subject of the hocussing of Cigarette, and I was reluctantly bound to admit that once again the man in the corner had found the only possible solution to the mystery.
  4. (marketing buzzword) A product, service or suite thereof.
  5. (law, UK, archaic, rare) Satisfaction of a claim or debt.
    • 1681, Scotland. Court of Session, The decisions of the Court of Session, page 2927: 
      he was not obliged to repeat what he had received, in solution of a just debt
    • 1827, John Erskine, The Principles of the Law of Scotland, page 508:
      A disposition granted on a cessio bonorum is merely in farther security to the creditors, not in satisfaction or in solution of the debts.
    • 1879, “Conflict of Law — Promissory notes governed by law of place where made and payable”, Albany Law Journal, volume 20: 
      It is said that there is no violation of the law of this State in the simple act of paying money in solution of a promise to do so

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French solucion, from Latin solūtiōnem, accusative singular of solūtiō, from the verb solvō.

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solution f (plural solutions)

  1. solution
  2. liquid mix

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