So`lu´tion   Pronunciation: sô`lū´shŭn
n.1.The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.
2.The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; - used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.
3.The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.
4.(Chem.Phys.) The act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product resulting from such absorption.
5.Release; deliverance; discharge.
6.(Med.) The termination of a disease; resolution.
Fehling's solution
(Chem.) a standardized solution of cupric hydrate in sodium potassium tartrate, used as a means of determining the reducing power of certain sugars and sirups by the amount of red cuprous oxide thrown down.
Heavy solution
(Min.) a liquid of high density, as a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide (called the Sonstadt solution or Thoulet solution) having a maximum specific gravity of 3.2, or of borotungstate of cadium (Klein solution, specific gravity 3.6), and the like. Such solutions are much used in determining the specific gravities of minerals, and in separating them when mechanically mixed as in a pulverized rock.
Nessler's solution
See Nesslerize.
Solution of continuity
the separation of connection, or of connected substances or parts; - applied, in surgery, to a fracture, laceration, or the like.
Standardized solution
(Chem.) a solution which is used as a reagent, and is of a known and standard strength; specifically, a normal solution, containing in each cubic centimeter as many milligrams of the element in question as the number representing its atomic weight; thus, a normal solution of silver nitrate would contain 107.7 mgr. of silver in each cubic centimeter.
- Bacon.
Noun1.solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
2.solution - 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"
3.solution - a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
4.solution - the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
Synonyms: root
5.solution - the successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours"

SOLUTION, civil law. Payment.
     2. By this term, is understood, every species of discharge or liberation, which is called satisfaction, and with which the creditor is satisfied. Dig. 46, 3, 54; Code 8, 43, 17; Inst. 3, 30. This term has rather a reference to the substance of the obligation, than to the numeration or counting of the money. Dig. 50, 16, 176. Vide Discharge of a contract.

(jargon)solution - A marketroid term for something he wants to sell you without bothering you with the often dizzying distinctions between hardware, software, services, applications, file formats, companies, brand names and operating systems.

"Flash is a perfect image-streaming solution." "What is it?" "Um... about a thousand dollars."

See also: technology.
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soluble glass
Soluble phosphoric acid
soluble RNA
Solus deus haeredem facit
Solutio pretii
-- Solution --
Solution Based Modelling
Solution of continuity
solvating agent
Solvay process
Solvendum in futuro
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