Shortening of problematical, from Late Latin problematicus, from Ancient Greek προβληματικός (problēmatikos), from πρόβλημα (problēma, “outjutting, barrier, problem”), from προβάλλω (proballō, “I throw, place before”), from πρό (pro, “before”) + βάλλω (ballō, “I throw, place”).
- posing a problem; difficult to overcome or solve
- debatable; open to doubt
- unresolved or dubious
- doubtful or uncertain in its outcome
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problematic (plural problematics)