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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•nun•drumkəˈnʌn drəm(n.)

  1. a riddle whose answer involves a pun.

    Category: Games

  2. anything that puzzles.

Origin of conundrum:

1590–1600; pseudo-L word of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser(noun)

    a difficult problem


  1. conundrum(Noun)

    A difficult question or riddle, especially one using a play on words in the answer.

  2. conundrum(Noun)

    A difficult choice or decision that must be made.

  3. Origin: A word of unknown origin, probably coined in burlesque imitation of scholastic Latin, as “hocus-pocus” or “panjandrum.”

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conundrum(noun)

    a kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun

  2. Conundrum(noun)

    a question to which only a conjectural answer can be made


  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum is an original novel written by Steve Lyons and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. A prelude to the novel, also penned by Lyons, appeared in Doctor Who Magazine #208. This novel is the fourth book in the "Alternate Universe cycle" which continues until No Future.

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