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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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. Herbert Hainer:

    We have not terminated our contract (with the International Association of Athletics Federations), the IAAF (the athletic body) knows exactly where we are going with our policy in terms of doping. We are in very close contact with the IAAF and will watch very closely what they are doing with this problem.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Be the solution, not the problem.

  3. Sanja Bornman:

    It is not the cultural practice that is the problem here; it is the allocation of state funds on the basis of girls’ sexuality that violates the constitutional protection to equality, dignity and privacy.

  4. Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas:

    I think the Portuguese will have very good sense in who The Socialists choose on Oct. 4 and The Socialists will avoid any kind of risk of returning to the causes and consequences of what happened in 2011, no society goes through what the Portuguese went through without learning its due lessons and consequences. The Socialists had a serious budget deficit and debt problem in 2011.

  5. Michael Shellenberger:

    The media publicity, the fund-raising, the mass membership mobilization are all incentives to do more of these acts. but underneath all that symbolism, only technology has the answers to a problem of this scale, and for that we need to get governments to act.

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