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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 of the mystery took the police several months.
synonyms:
explanation, solving
similar words:
answer
definition 2: the result of this act or process; answer; explanation.
The council finally agreed that the solution to the traffic problem was to build a second bridge.This was a dilemma for which there was no solution.The students found the solution to the problem by multiplying.
synonyms:
answer, explanation
similar words:
resolution
definition 3: the process in which one substance becomes dispersed uniformly in another.
synonyms:
dissolving
definition 4: the mixture that results from this dispersal.
a salt solution
similar words:
liquor
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.