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Definitions of problem

  1. a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A difficult matter to be settled; in mathematics, something to be worked out. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A matter difficult of settlement or solution: (geom.) a proposition in which something is required to be done. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A question to be solved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A perplexing question. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A question proposed for solution; any question involving doubt or uncertainty; a proposition requiring something to be done. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A question involving doubt or uncertainty proposed for solution; in geom., a proposition in which some operation or construction is required; in alg., a proposition which requires some unknown truth to be discovered or demonstrated; in logic, a proposition which, appearing neither absolutely true nor false, may consequently be asserted either in the affirmative or negative. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Problematically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for problem

  1. And this is the problem of the future. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  2. It's a big problem Ned." – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton