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solve

 (sŏlv, sôlv)
v. solved, solv·ing, solves
v.tr.
To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
v.intr.
To solve an equation: Insert the values of the constants and solve for x.

[Middle English solven, to loosen, from Latin solvere; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

solv′er n.
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Adj.1.solved - explained or answered; "mysteries solved and unsolved; problems resolved and unresolved"
unresolved, unsolved - not solved; "many crimes remain unsolved"; "many problems remain unresolved"
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Thus Hippias of Thasos solved the difficulties in the lines,--{delta iota delta omicron mu epsilon nu (delta iota delta omicron mu epsilon nu) delta epsilon / omicron iota,} and { tau omicron / mu epsilon nu / omicron upsilon
Or again, the question may be solved by punctuation, as in Empedocles,--
Levin was insufferably bored that evening with the ladies; he was stirred as he had never been before by the idea that the dissatisfaction he was feeling with his system of managing his land was not an exceptional case, but the general condition of things in Russia; that the organization of some relation of the laborers to the soil in which they would work, as with the peasant he had met half-way to the Sviazhskys', was not a dream, but a problem which must be solved. And it seemed to him that the problem could be solved, and that he ought to try and solve it.
Or did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages, in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its wearisome problems solved? Into the manhood of the race: for I, for my own part cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time!
"You are right, my dear doctor; but this problem is not yet solved; this means has not yet been discovered."
We had our greatest difficulty with the webbed feet, but even that problem was finally solved, so that when we moved about we did so quite naturally.
Ghak finally solved the problem, in part, by lifting Perry in his powerful arms and carrying him.
It is but a superficial mode of examining into this question to begin with the place and the people; for it may happen that these may be divided from that, or that some one of them may live in one place, and some in another (but this question may be regarded as no very knotty one; for, as a city may acquire that appellation on many accounts, it may be solved many ways); and in like manner, when men inhabit one common place, when shall we say that they inhabit the same city, or that the city is the same?
Geoffrey solved this problem also in his own decisive way.
When he has satisfied himself, in general and in detail, that it was made by such a person as he, so armed and so motived, and to ends to which he himself should also have worked, the problem is solved; his thought lives along the whole line of temples and sphinxes and catacombs, passes through them all with satisfaction, and they live again to the mind, or are now.
"Yes, they are splendid, splendid youngsters," chimed in the count, who always solved questions that seemed to him perplexing by deciding that everything was splendid.
Prabhu solved 176 pyraminx puzzles in one hour and seven minutes to set the new world record under his name.