solution


solution
noun
1 to a problem, difficult situation, etc.
ADJECTIVE
complete, comprehensive
partial
effective, good, ideal, neat, optimal, perfect, real

His plan does not offer a real solution to the problem.

acceptable
satisfactory, workable
correct, right
easy, obvious, simple
possible
alternative
feasible, practical, realistic, viable
cost-effective
creative, imaginative, ingenious, innovative
drastic, radical
immediate, instant, quick, speedy

The UN representative stressed the urgency of a speedy solution.

final, lasting, long-term, permanent, ultimate
interim, short-term, temporary
proposed
pragmatic
compromise, negotiated
diplomatic, peaceful, political
military, security
technical, technological, technology (esp. AmE)

The industry needs to look for technological solutions to their problems.

software
VERB + SOLUTION
look for, seek, work towards/toward
achieve, agree, agree on, agree upon, arrive at, come up with, find, produce, reach, work out

attempts to find a comprehensive political solution to the crisis

develop
propose, put forward, suggest
adopt
offer, provide
PREPOSITION
solution for

a quick solution for dealing with the paper shortage

solution to

They were seeking an ultimate solution to the city's traffic problem.

PHRASES
part of the solution

Either you're part of the solution or part of the problem.

2 liquid in which a solid has been dissolved
ADJECTIVE
concentrated, strong
dilute, weak
saturated
acid
alkaline
aqueous
saline, salt
buffer
bicarbonate, sodium chloride, etc.
SOLUTION + VERB
contain
PREPOSITION
in solution

carbon dioxide in solution


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  • solution — [ sɔlysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; soluciun « explication » 1119; lat. solutio, de solvere I ♦ 1 ♦ Opération mentale qui, en substituant une pluralité analysable à un ensemble complexe d éléments entremêlés, parvient à surmonter une difficulté, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Solution — So*lu tion (s[ o]*l[=u] sh[u^]n), n. [OE. solucion, OF. solucion, F. solution, fr. L. solutio, fr. solvere, solutum, to loosen, dissolve. See {Solve}.] 1. The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solution — UK US /səˈluːʃən/ noun [C] ► a way to solve a problem or deal with a difficult situation: a solution to/for sth »Education is seen as a solution to the state s economic and employment problems. find/have/offer a solution »She can not find a… …   Financial and business terms

  • solution — Solution. s. f. v. Denoüement d une difficulté. Donnez la solution de cet argument, de cette difficulté. la solution est bonne, n est pas bonne. On appelle, Solution de continuité, La division d un corps continu. Il se dit principalement des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • solution — [sə lo͞o′shən] n. [ME solucion < OFr < L solutio < solutus: see SOLUTE] 1. a) the act, method, or process of solving a problem b) the answer to a problem c) an explanation, clarification, etc. [the solution of a mystery] d) …   English World dictionary

  • solution — I (answer) noun clarification, decipherment, determination, eludication, explanation, explicatio, explication, exposition, finding, illumination, interpretation, key. reason, resolution, right answer, solutio associated concepts: equitable… …   Law dictionary

  • solution — [n1] answer, resolution Band Aid*, clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, key, pay dirt*, quick fix*, result, solving, the ticket*, unfolding, unraveling, unravelment; concepts 230,661,712 Ant. doubt, problem, quandary, question,… …   New thesaurus

  • solution — Solution, ou payement, Solutio. Solution ou dissolution de mariage, Solutum coniugium vel abruptum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Solution — (lat.), Lösung (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • solution — late 14c., a solving or being solved, from O.Fr. solucion, from L. solutionem (nom. solutio) a loosening or unfastening, also a solving, from pp. stem of solvere to loosen, untie, solve, dissolve (see SOLVE (Cf. solve)). Meaning liquid containing …   Etymology dictionary

  • solution — ► NOUN 1) a means of solving a problem. 2) the correct answer to a puzzle. 3) a liquid mixture in which the minor component (the solute) is uniformly distributed within the major component (the solvent). 4) the process of dissolving or the state… …   English terms dictionary


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