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Dictionary definition for: Solution

1. (n) a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"

2. (n) 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. (n) a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"

4. (n) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

5. (n) the successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours"

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