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 (sŏlv, sôlv)
v. solved, solv·ing, solves
To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
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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Noun1.solving - finding a solution to a problemsolving - finding a solution to a problem  
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
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