problem

See also: Problem and problém

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EtymologyEdit

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.
  2. A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
  3. A puzzling circumstance.
  4. Objection.
    You got a problem with that?
  5. (climbing) A set of moves required to complete a climb

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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.

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DanishEdit

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problem n (singular definite problemet, plural indefinite problemer)

  1. problem

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Middle EnglishEdit

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problem

  1. Alternative form of probleme

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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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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PolishEdit

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problem m inan

  1. problem

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Further readingEdit

  • problem in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

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pròblēm m (Cyrillic spelling про̀бле̄м)

  1. problem

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • 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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VilamovianEdit

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problem n

  1. problem