• WordNet 3.6
    • n solute the dissolved matter in a solution; the component of a solution that changes its state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, craftsmen who made hats were known to be excitable and irrational, as well as to tremble with palsy and mix up their words. Such behavior gave rise to the familiar expression "mad as a hatter". The disorder, called hatter's shakes, was caused by chronic mercury poisoning from the solution used to treat the felt. Attacking the central nervous system, the toxin led to behavioral symptoms.
    • Solute Loose; free; liberal; as, a solute interpretation.
    • Solute (Bot) Not adhering; loose; -- opposed to adnate; as, a solute stipule.
    • Solute Relaxed; hence; merry; cheerful. "A brow solute , and ever-laughing eye."
    • Solute Soluble; as, a solute salt.
    • Solute To absolve; as, to solute sin.
    • Solute To dissolve; to resolve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Peanuts are salted in the shell by boiling them in a heavily salted solution, then allowing them to dry.
    • solute Loose; free.
    • solute Relaxed; hence, joyous; merry.
    • solute In botany, free; not adhering; opposed to adnate: as, a solute stipule.
    • solute Soluble: as. a solute salt.
    • solute To dissolve; also, to resolve; answer; absolve.
    • n solute The substance dissolved in a given solution: as, a solution is composed of solvent and solute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Solute loose, free: merry, cheerful:
    • adj Solute (bot.) not adhering
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  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    “You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.”
  • Brian Aldiss
    Brian Aldiss
    “Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.”
  • Milton Friedman
    “The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”
  • Dorothea Brande
    Dorothea Brande
    “The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.”
  • R. W. Johnson
    R. W. Johnson
    “Any solution to a problem changes the problem.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. solutus, p. p. of solvere, to loosen. See Solve
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. solutiosolvĕre, solutum, to loosen.


In literature:

But the solution of such a problem is not to be obtained short of a searching of entire reality.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
But there's no easy solution.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
The solutions can be kept separate as stock solutions throughout the summer and then diluted and mixed whenever needed.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
When cool the solution will be ready for use.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The answer appears to be found in the simple solution of good training.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Solution takes place whenever a body is melted in a fluid.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
If they were, then I had made one step towards the solution of the enigma.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
Introduce, however, into such a solution a little fresh soil, and nitrification will soon follow.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Just when you make sure you have found a solution, he trips you up over some little point you never thought of.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
This sterilises the solution and also drives off the carbon dioxide, leaving the solution neutral.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In poetry:

Was many a group in allocution
On problems that delight,
And lift, when e'en beyond solution,
Man to a nobler height.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
How? That is wrapt in mystery;
I ask not its solution now:
He who directs all issues,—He,
And He alone, can order—how!
"Where? When? How?" by John Bowring
So shall thy seed on worlds to be,
At altars built to suns afar,
Crave from the silence of the star
Solution of thy mystery;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
World world vast globe
if my name were Job
it would be a rhyme, not a solution.
World world vast globe
vaster still is my heart.
"Seven-Sided Poem" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
How happy the hours when we gathered around,
To hear his solutions of problems profound;
And bright through my mem'ry what pleasure returns
When I think of his rendering of Byron and Burns.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
Lord of this heritage of life and hope,
Dowered with what gifts the ages could achieve
By dint of toil and tears,
I, in my turn, with some new problem cope,
And gratefully the sure solution leave
For all the coming years.
"Usury" by Albert Durrant Watson

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In science:

The solutions of type I are vacuum solutions (F = 0) and can be gauged to the null solution.
On SU(2) Yang-Mills Theory and the Maximal Abelian Gauge
The coherence conditions are a set of equations for the morphisms mA , lA and rA and these equations may have no solutions, a unique solution or many solutions depending on the category C and the coalgebra A.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Chandrasekhar succeeded in finding a neutrino wave solution in Kerr background but it seems that only numerical solutions are possible to the exact problem including spinor solutions which also depends on the coordinate y.
Neutrino asymmetry in general relativistic rotating radiative stars
If the set of optimal solutions contains more than one solution (in general it can be uncountable) select a solution X (n), Ψ(n) uniformly at random from this set.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
By Weyl’s alternative, however, if η 6= 0, then there exists a solution in ℓ2 near +∞, the Weyl solution, while all other solutions are unbounded.
Localization for Discrete One Dimensional Random Word Models