What does Problem mean?

Definitions for Problem
ˈprɒb ləmProb·lem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. problem, job(noun)

    a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

    "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

  2. problem(noun)

    a question raised for consideration or solution

    "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

  3. trouble, problem(noun)

    a source of difficulty

    "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"

Wiktionary

  1. problem(Noun)

    A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.

  2. problem(Noun)

    A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.

  3. problem(Noun)

    A puzzling circumstance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Problem(noun)

    a question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt

    Etymology: [F. problme, L. problema, fr. Gr. anything thrown forward, a question proposed for solution, fr. to throw or lay before; before, forward + to throw. Cf. Parable. ]

  2. Problem(noun)

    anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity

    Etymology: [F. problme, L. problema, fr. Gr. anything thrown forward, a question proposed for solution, fr. to throw or lay before; before, forward + to throw. Cf. Parable. ]

Freebase

  1. Problem

    A problem is the relation between human will and reality. When will and reality do not coincide, the resolution of this gap between reality and will is the solution of the problem. A problem implies a desired outcome coupled with an apparent deficiency, doubt or inconsistency that prevents the outcome from taking place.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Problem

    prob′lem, n. a matter difficult of settlement or solution: (geom.) a proposition in which something is required to be done.—adjs. Problemat′ic, -al, of the nature of a problem: questionable: doubtful.—adv. Problemat′ically.—v.i. Prob′lematise. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. problēmapro, before, ballein, to throw.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Problem' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #310

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Problem' in Written Corpus Frequency: #298

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Problem' in Nouns Frequency: #23

How to pronounce Problem?

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    Karen
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How to say Problem in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Problem in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Problem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Problem in a Sentence

  1. Steve Cohen:

    We are in a constitutional crisis and someexcellent decisions have come out of the courts that show thatthe actions that have been taken by thegovernors of the states of NewYork, California andPennsylvania areunconstitutional, the problem is these governorsare not following the orders ofthe court.

  2. Karen Pence:

    I'm just like,' Pete, did you not like that,' because that's what the vice president said about Karen Pence, so what's the problem with that ?

  3. Hunter Biden:

    What I'm not going to let you all do is take the focus off the problem, no one -- no one -- has asserted my son did a single thing wrong. No one has asserted that I have done anything wrong except The President.

  4. Kessara Thanyalakpark:

    We have also switched to the high-end market, others probably think the same, as household debt is quite a problem for the lower segment of the market.

  5. Daily Kos:

    If four votes are so inconsequential, why even bring them up ? , we have a serious problem with turnout among young voters and voters of color. So why would you take people who are probably the best tools for getting those voters out to the polls next year, why would you start a feud with them ? It makes no sense.

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