American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A question to be considered, solved, or answered: math problems; the problem of how to arrange transportation.
- n. A situation, matter, or person that presents perplexity or difficulty: was having problems breathing; considered the main problem to be his boss. See Usage Note at dilemma.
- n. A misgiving, objection, or complaint: I have a problem with his cynicism.
- adj. Difficult to deal with or control: a problem child.
- adj. Dealing with a moral or social problem: a problem play.
- idiom. no problem Used to express confirmation of or compliance with a request.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A question proposed for decision or discussion; a matter for examination; any question involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty; also, a question with a discussion of it.
- n. Specifically In geometry, a proposition requiring some operation to be performed or construction to be executed, as to bisect a line, and the like. It differs from a theorem in that the latter requires something to be proved, a relation or identity to be shown or established. The Greek word is used in this sense by Pappus, in the third century after Christ.
- n. In English universities, a public disputation.
- n. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
- n. A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
- n. A puzzling circumstance.
- adj. Difficult to train or guide; unruly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. (Math.) 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.
- n. a source of difficulty
- n. a question raised for consideration or solution
- n. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English probleme, from Old French, from Latin problēma, problēmat-, from Greek, from proballein, to throw before, put forward : pro-, before; see pro-2 + ballein, blē-, to throw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“That there is no solution to the race problem is a statement heard so often in America that it has become almost proverbial; that the solution is simple if our citizens would approach the problem fairly is an observation made less often; but that _there is no problem_ would seem to be either the flippant remark of one who dabbles in sociology or the profound utterance of a new seer.”
“The negro problem is one of many race problems which the United States has, but because it is the most pressing of all of our race problems it is frequently spoken of as _the race problem_.”
“Although there would have been plenty of muttering, nothing would have been done to interfere with the solution of the problem which I had devised, _until the solution was accomplished and the problem ceased to be a problem_.”
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