### What does **open problem** mean?

# Definitions for open problem

open prob·lem

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### Wiktionary

open problemnoun

A problem that has been posed in a field of study such as mathematics or theoretical computer science, but whose answer is not yet known.

### Wikipedia

Open problem

In science and mathematics, an open problem or an open question is a known problem which can be accurately stated, and which is assumed to have an objective and verifiable solution, but which has not yet been solved (i.e., no solution for it is known). In the history of science, some of these supposed open problems were "solved" by means of showing that they were not well-defined. In mathematics, many open problems are concerned with the question of whether a certain definition is or is not consistent. Two notable examples in mathematics that have been solved and closed by researchers in the late twentieth century are Fermat's Last Theorem and the four-color theorem. An important open mathematics problem solved in the early 21st century is the Poincaré conjecture. Open problems exist in all scientific fields. For example, one of the most important open problems in biochemistry is the protein structure prediction problem – how to predict a protein's structure from its sequence.

### Wikidata

Open problem

In science and mathematics, an open problem or an open question is a known problem which can be accurately stated, and which is assumed to have an objective and verifiable solution, but which has not yet been solved. In the history of science, some of these supposed open problems were "solved" by means of showing that they were not, after all, well-defined. Many open problems in mathematics are in fact concerned with the question whether a certain definition is or is not consistent. Two notable examples in mathematics that have been solved and closed by researchers in the late twentieth century are Fermat's Last Theorem and the four color map theorem. An important mathematics open problem solved in early 21st century is the Poincaré conjecture. Important open problems exist in all scientific fields. For example, one of the most important open problems in biochemistry is the protein structure prediction problem – how to predict a protein's structure from its sequence.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of open problem in Chaldean Numerology is:

**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of open problem in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**5**

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