What does the word solution mean?

Usage examples for solution

  1. There seemed to be no solution except to turn the cat over. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. Europe, of course, was the only solution. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  3. All the rest of the problem would be easy of solution. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell