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  Definition of Problem
  1. a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what''s the problem?"
  2. a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: trouble, job

 

Hyponyms: can of worms, deep water, growing pains, hydra, matter, puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, case, homework problem, riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, Gordian knot, crossword puzzle, crossword, koan, word square, acrostic, pons asinorum, rebus, race problem, balance-of-payments problem

 

Derivational Morphology: trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: problem   Breton: kudenn and poelladenn  
Chinese: 问题   Croatian: problem  
Dutch: oefening and probleem   Esperanto: problemo  
Estonian: probleem   Finnish: harjoitus and ongelma  
French: problème   German: Übung and Problem  
Greek: πρόβλημα   Hebrew: בעיה  
Hungarian: feladat and probléma   Italian: problema  
Japanese: 問題   Latvian: problēma and uzdevums  
Polish: problem and zadanie   Portuguese: problema  
Russian: проблема   Spanish: problema  
Swedish: problem  
 
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