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"solution" in British English

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solutionnoun

uk   /səˈluː.ʃən/  us   /səˈluː.ʃən/
  • solution noun (ANSWER)

B1 [C] the ​answer to a ​problem: There's no ​easy solution to this ​problem. She just ​seems so ​unhappy and I don't ​know what the solution is. When you ​finish doing the ​crossword, the solution is on the back ​page. They ​help you ​talk through ​yourproblems but they don't give you any solutions.
  • solution noun (LIQUID)

[C or U] specialized chemistry a ​liquid into which a ​solid has been ​mixed and has ​dissolved: an ​aqueous solution of ​salts coppersulphate in solution (= ​dissolved in ​water)
(Definition of solution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solution" in American English

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solutionnoun

 us   /səˈlu·ʃən/
  • solution noun (ANSWER)

[C] an ​answer to a ​problem: It ​seemed a ​reasonable solution to a ​difficultproblem.
  • solution noun (LIQUID)

chemistry [C/U] a ​liquid in which other ​substances have been ​mixed and ​dissolved
(Definition of solution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"solution" in Business English

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solutionnoun [C]

uk   us   /səˈluːʃən/
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 solution to the problem. In this ​case you need a solution pretty desperately. produce/provide a solution They have ​worked hard to ​produce a solution which ​balances the ​interests of ​jobcreation and ​operationalrequirements. They will be looking to the ​industry to work with the Financial Services Authority and Government towards a solution.the best/easy/most effective solution The ​legislation we have ​introduced is the best solution to the ​challenge. The problem is still far from a final solution.a good/acceptable/ideal solution Whether ​lawmakers can ​find an acceptable solution is unclear.an immediate/instant/long-term solution As an immediate solution, ​consumers need ​access to ​affordable, ​unbiasedadvice. One obvious solution would be to ​fund existing ​governmenthealthplans to ​cover all who are ​eligible. We're ​pursuing a diplomatic solution to the problem.
(Definition of solution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “solution”
in Arabic حَلّ…
in Korean 해결책…
in Portuguese solução, resolução…
in Catalan solució…
in Japanese 解決策, 解決方法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 答案, 解决办法, 解决方案…
in Turkish çözüm, çözüm yolu, eriyik…
in Russian решение, раствор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 答案, 解決辦法, 解決方案…
in Italian soluzione…
in Polish rozwiązanie, roztwór…
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