Associations to the word «Solve»


SOLVE, verb. To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
SOLVE, verb. (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
SOLVE, verb. (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
SOLVE, noun. (obsolete) A solution; an explanation.

Dictionary definition

SOLVE, verb. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem".
SOLVE, verb. Find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x".
SOLVE, verb. Settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt".

Wise words

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