from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
- intransitive verb To solve an equation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Solution.
- To loosen; disentangle; unravel; hence, to explain or clear up the difficulties in; resolve; explain; make clear; remove perplexity from: as, to
solvea difficulty, a puzzle, or a problem.
- To determine; put an end to; settle.
- To determine or work out by rule; operate on by calculation or mathematical processes, so as to bring out the required result: as, to
solvea problem in mathematics.
- To dissolve; melt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion.
- noun obsolete A solution; an explanation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To find an
answeror solutionto a problem or question; to work out.
- verb mathematics To find the
valuesof variablesthat satisfya system of equationsand/or inequalities.
- verb mathematics To
algebraically manipulatean equation or inequality into a form that isolatesa chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
- noun obsolete A
solution; an explanation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb find the solution
- verb settle, as of a debt
- verb find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English solven, to loosen, from Latin solvere; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin solvo.
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