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- probleme (obsolete)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin problema, from Ancient Greek πρόβλημα (problema, “anything thrown forward, hindrance, obstacle, anything projecting, a headland, promontory”), from προβάλλω (proballo, “to throw or lay something in front of someone, to put forward”), from προ- (pro-, “in front of”) + βάλλω (ballo, “to throw, to cast, to hurl”).
- 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 1, The Purchase Price:
- “[…] 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”, 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.
- A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
- A puzzling circumstance.
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problem (not comparable)
- problem in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- problem in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- problem at OneLook Dictionary Search
- a problem
- a problem
pròblēm m (Cyrillic spelling про̀бле̄м)
Audio (of "ett problem," meaning "a problem") (file)
- problem; difficulty
- problem; schoolwork exercise