Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun solution

5 senses of solution

Sense 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")

=> mixture -- ((chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding))

Sense 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")

=> statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 3

solution -- (a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook")

=> method -- (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))

Sense 4

solution, root -- (the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation)

=> set -- ((mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite")

Sense 5

solution -- (the successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours")

=> success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")