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Definitions of problem

  1. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; " she and her husband are having problems"; " it is always a job to contact him"; " urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
  2. a source of difficulty; " one trouble after another delayed the job"; " what's the problem?"
  3. a question raised for consideration or solution; " our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
  4. A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt.
  5. Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.
  6. A difficult matter to be settled; in mathematics, something to be worked out.
  7. Problematically.
  8. A matter difficult of settlement or solution: ( geom.) a proposition in which something is required to be done.
  9. A question to be solved.
  10. A perplexing question.
  11. Problematic, problematical.
  12. A question proposed for solution; any question involving doubt or uncertainty; a proposition requiring something to be done.
  13. A question involving doubt or uncertainty proposed for solution; in geom., a proposition in which some operation or construction is required; in alg., a proposition which requires some unknown truth to be discovered or demonstrated; in logic, a proposition which, appearing neither absolutely true nor false, may consequently be asserted either in the affirmative or negative.
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Quotes of problem

  1. Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie. – Gary Cherone
  2. For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties. – Louis Finkelstein
  3. Illegal immigration presents a huge problem That is why I decided to spend a week along the southern border to see firsthand how bad the problem is and, more importantly, what Congress can do to fix it. – Ric Keller
  4. But the problem with coaching is that it is a full -time job. By that I mean for at least 40 weeks in a year you have to be with the player, either travelling or training. Right now I don't want to do that. – Richard Krajicek
  5. The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea. – Max Lerner
  6. I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self -delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else. – Daniel Day Lewis
  7. Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life. – Matthew McConaughey
  8. So that was Reagan's political problem As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington. – Brian Mulroney
  9. We all need to start making some changes to how our families eat. Now, everyone loves a good Sunday dinner. Me included. And there's nothing wrong with that. The problem is when we eat Sunday dinner Monday through Saturday. – Michelle Obama
  10. Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas. – Dave Reichert
  11. An there is always the question: is it really proven that retaliatory actions solve the security problem – Moshe Sharett
  12. As far as I'm concerned I've never had a problem with anybody, no rivalry. – Soundarya
  13. Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world- possibly none- have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem – Roy Spencer
  14. The only problem with the way they do my character is that they have her get redeemed too early. – Hunter Tylo
  15. Operation Northern Star with Canada has made significant progress in battling meth from the north, and we are engaged in numerous training opportunities in Mexico to help curb the problem from the south. – Greg Walden

Usage examples for problem

  1. It's a big problem Ned." – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  2. That it took him seven miles to work out this simple problem may seem ridiculous. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  3. I've thought of this problem let me tell you, for you are one of many who feel the same. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  4. And this is the problem of the future. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  5. Have you forgotten the key we hold for the solution to the problem – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  6. By this time most of the class had forgotten what the problem was, but Miss Mason refused to repeat it. – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  7. But not every problem that others had mistaken reached Charlie. – Charlie Newcomer by Wilbur B. Stover
  8. She was apparently turning over some problem in her mind. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. If he was going to do anything, his problem was the tree. – The World That Couldn't Be by Clifford Donald Simak
  10. But look at the problem – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. That, however, is not your problem – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  12. The problem of finance would seem to us to fall upon the Russian authorities. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  13. We have no problem – The Gun by Philip K. Dick
  14. This is the problem – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  15. Mr. Pill settled up his affairs and moved to Cresco, where he went back into trade with a friend, and for three years attended silently to his customers, lived down their curiosity, and studied anew the problem of life. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  16. The case was grave, the problem interesting. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  17. Our boats had picked up twenty or so of the men, and the problem now was to get them on board again. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  18. The Hawk had remembered them, and had quickly seen that they were the only answer to the problem – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  19. What I must do is to give this problem a good, hard think. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  20. There was really only one problem to consider. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
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