problem

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From Middle English, from Old French, 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 or problemata)

  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.

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problem (not comparable)

  1. Difficult to train or guide; unruly.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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

  1. a problem

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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

  1. a problem

Polish[edit]

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problem m

  1. problem

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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pròblēm m (Cyrillic spelling про̀бле̄м)

  1. problem

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Swedish[edit]

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problem n

  1. problem; difficulty
  2. problem; schoolwork exercise

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