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solution

so·lu·tion

solution

 
pronunciation:
s lu shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of solving a problem or question.
The solution to the puzzle took us several hours.
synonyms:
explanation
similar words:
answer
definition 2: an answer to or explanation of a problem.
Mary used multiplication to find the solution.
synonyms:
answer, explanation
similar words:
resolution
definition 3: the process in which one substance spreads evenly through another.
The salt mixed in a solution with the water.
synonyms:
dissolving
definition 4: a mixture that contains two or more unlike substances combined evenly.
We made a solution of sugar and water to feed the hummingbirds.
Word Parts
The word solution contains the following parts:
solv, solu Latin root that means loosen
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.