|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances in which the molecules or atoms of the substances are completely dispersed. The constituents can be solids, liquids, or gases|
|2.||the act or process of forming a solution|
|3.||the state of being dissolved (esp in the phrase in solution)|
|4.||a mixture of two or more substances in which one or more components are present as small particles with colloidal dimension; colloid: a colloidal solution|
|5.||a specific answer to or way of answering a problem|
|6.||the act or process of solving a problem|
|a. the unique set of values that yield a true statement when substituted for the variables in an equation|
|b. a member of a set of assignments of values to variables under which a given statement is satisfied; a member of a solution set|
|8.||the stage of a disease, following a crisis, resulting in its termination|
|9.||law the payment, discharge, or satisfaction of a claim, debt, etc|
|[C14: from Latin solūtiō an unloosing, from solūtus; see |
solution so·lu·tion (sə-l&oomacr;'shən)
Abbr. sol., soln.
The state of being dissolved.
In pharmacology, a liquid preparation containing a solute, especially an aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance.
Termination of a disease by a crisis.
A break, cut, or laceration of the solid tissues.
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