See also: Problem and problém

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From Middle English probleme, from Middle French probleme, from Latin problema, from Ancient Greek πρόβλημα (próblēma, anything thrown forward, hindrance, obstacle, anything projecting, a headland, promontory), from προβάλλω (probállō, to throw or lay something in front of someone, to put forward), from προ- (pro-, in front of) + βάλλω (bállō, to throw, to cast, to hurl).

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problem (plural problems)

  1. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
    She's leaving because she faced numerous problems to do with racism.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      [] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
    • 2014 March 7, Nicole Vulser, “Perfume manufacturers must cope with the scarcity of precious supplies”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 190, number 13, page 30:
      The perfume industry is facing a major problem: maintaining constant levels of quality is crucial, but it is increasingly difficult to obtain a regular supply of all the necessary natural ingredients.
  2. A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
    Study hard, but don't overdo it. The problems in the exam won't be difficult to solve.
  3. A puzzling circumstance.
  4. Objection.
    You got a problem with that?
  5. Difficulty in accepting or understanding or refusal to accept or understand.
    You made your best honest effort; if they judge you harshly, that’s their problem, not yours.
  6. (climbing) A set of moves required to complete a climb.

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Colloquially, "problem" in sense 1 can be put after an objective personal pronoun to create a noun phrase meaning "that person's/those people's problem."

1994, Joel S. Weissman, Arnold M. Epstein, Falling Through the Safety Net: Insurance Status and Access to Health Care, page 30:
Until Middle America understands lack of insurance and underinsurance as an "us" problem rather than a "them" problem, the motivation for change will be diminished.

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  • Welsh: problem

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problem (comparative more problem, superlative most problem)

  1. (of a person or an animal) Difficult to train or guide; unruly.
  2. Causing a problem; problematic; troublesome.
    • 2010, A. M. Aleksander, The Pride of the King[3]:
      It is more problem to my family than to me.

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Internationalism; ultimately from Ancient Greek πρόβλημα (próblēma).

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problem (definite accusative problemi, plural problemlər)

  1. problem

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    Declension of problem
singular plural
nominative problem
problemlər
definite accusative problemi
problemləri
dative problemə
problemlərə
locative problemdə
problemlərdə
ablative problemdən
problemlərdən
definite genitive problemin
problemlərin
    Possessive forms of problem
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) problemim problemlərim
sənin (your) problemin problemlərin
onun (his/her/its) problemi problemləri
bizim (our) problemimiz problemlərimiz
sizin (your) probleminiz problemləriniz
onların (their) problemi or problemləri problemləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) problemimi problemlərimi
sənin (your) problemini problemlərini
onun (his/her/its) problemini problemlərini
bizim (our) problemimizi problemlərimizi
sizin (your) probleminizi problemlərinizi
onların (their) problemini or problemlərini problemlərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) problemimə problemlərimə
sənin (your) probleminə problemlərinə
onun (his/her/its) probleminə problemlərinə
bizim (our) problemimizə problemlərimizə
sizin (your) probleminizə problemlərinizə
onların (their) probleminə or problemlərinə problemlərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) problemimdə problemlərimdə
sənin (your) problemində problemlərində
onun (his/her/its) problemində problemlərində
bizim (our) problemimizdə problemlərimizdə
sizin (your) probleminizdə problemlərinizdə
onların (their) problemində or problemlərində problemlərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) problemimdən problemlərimdən
sənin (your) problemindən problemlərindən
onun (his/her/its) problemindən problemlərindən
bizim (our) problemimizdən problemlərimizdən
sizin (your) probleminizdən problemlərinizdən
onların (their) problemindən or problemlərindən problemlərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) problemimin problemlərimin
sənin (your) probleminin problemlərinin
onun (his/her/its) probleminin problemlərinin
bizim (our) problemimizin problemlərimizin
sizin (your) probleminizin problemlərinizin
onların (their) probleminin or problemlərinin problemlərinin

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French problème.

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  • Hyphenation: prob‧lem

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problem

  1. problem
    Synonym: problema

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problem n (singular definite problemet, plural indefinite problemer)

  1. problem

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From Dutch probleem, from Latin problēma, from Ancient Greek πρόβλημα (próblēma).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈproblem]
  • Hyphenation: pro‧blém

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problem (first-person possessive problemku, second-person possessive problemmu, third-person possessive problemnya)

  1. problem.
    Synonyms: masalah, perkara, persoalan

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problem

  1. Alternative form of probleme

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problem n (definite singular problemet, indefinite plural problem or problemer, definite plural problema or problemene)

  1. problem

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problem n (definite singular problemet, indefinite plural problem, definite plural problema)

  1. problem

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Borrowed from French problème.[1][2] Displaced and doublet of problema, a borrowing directly from Latin. First attested in 1900.[3]

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problem m inan (diminutive problemik)

  1. problem (a difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with)
    Synonyms: bajer, (obsolete) problema, zagwozdka
  2. problem (a puzzling circumstance)

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According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), problem is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 43 times in scientific texts, 92 times in news, 153 times in essays, 11 times in fiction, and 9 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 308 times, making it the 164th most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.[4]

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  1. ^ Stanisław Dubisz, editor (2003), “problem”, in Uniwersalny słownik języka polskiego [Universal dictionary of the Polish language]‎[1] (in Polish), volumes 1-4, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA, →ISBN
  2. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “problem”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  3. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000) “problem”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)
  4. ^ Ida Kurcz (1990) “problem”, in Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej [Frequency dictionary of the Polish language]‎[2] (in Polish), volume 1, Kraków, Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Języka Polskiego, page 434

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  • problem in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • problem in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • problem in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego

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problem n (plural probleme)

  1. Alternative form of problemă

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pròblēm m (Cyrillic spelling про̀бле̄м)

  1. problem

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  • IPA(key): /prʊˈbleːm/, /prɔ-/, /-ˈblɛːm/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧blem
  • (file)

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problem n

  1. problem; difficulty
  2. problem; schoolwork exercise

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Declension of problem 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative problem problemet problem problemen
Genitive problems problemets problems problemens

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From French problème.

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problem (definite accusative problemi, plural problemler)

  1. problem
    Synonym: sorun

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Inflection
Nominative problem
Definite accusative problemi
Singular Plural
Nominative problem problemler
Definite accusative problemi problemleri
Dative probleme problemlere
Locative problemde problemlerde
Ablative problemden problemlerden
Genitive problemin problemlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular problemim problemlerim
2nd singular problemin problemlerin
3rd singular problemi problemleri
1st plural problemimiz problemlerimiz
2nd plural probleminiz problemleriniz
3rd plural problemleri problemleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular problemimi problemlerimi
2nd singular problemini problemlerini
3rd singular problemini problemlerini
1st plural problemimizi problemlerimizi
2nd plural probleminizi problemlerinizi
3rd plural problemlerini problemlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular problemime problemlerime
2nd singular problemine problemlerine
3rd singular problemine problemlerine
1st plural problemimize problemlerimize
2nd plural probleminize problemlerinize
3rd plural problemlerine problemlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular problemimde problemlerimde
2nd singular probleminde problemlerinde
3rd singular probleminde problemlerinde
1st plural problemimizde problemlerimizde
2nd plural probleminizde problemlerinizde
3rd plural problemlerinde problemlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular problemimden problemlerimden
2nd singular probleminden problemlerinden
3rd singular probleminden problemlerinden
1st plural problemimizden problemlerimizden
2nd plural probleminizden problemlerinizden
3rd plural problemlerinden problemlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular problemimin problemlerimin
2nd singular probleminin problemlerinin
3rd singular probleminin problemlerinin
1st plural problemimizin problemlerimizin
2nd plural probleminizin problemlerinizin
3rd plural problemlerinin problemlerinin
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular problemim problemlerim
2nd singular problemsin problemlersin
3rd singular problem
problemdir
problemler
problemlerdir
1st plural problemiz problemleriz
2nd plural problemsiniz problemlersiniz
3rd plural problemler problemlerdir

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problem n

  1. problem

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English problem, ultimately from Ancient Greek πρόβλημα (próblēma).

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problem f (plural problemau)

  1. problem

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
problem broblem mhroblem phroblem
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “problem”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies