What is the meaning of problem?


  • A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved.
    • usage: "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
  • A question raised for consideration or solution.
    • usage: "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
  • A source of difficulty.
    • usage: "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem"
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APAWordNet. (2010). problem. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/problem/definitions/1217572
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "problem" http://smartdefine.org/problem/definitions/1217572 (accessed March 21, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, problem, Smart Define, viewed 21 March, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/problem/definitions/1217572>.
MLAWordNet. "problem" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/problem/definitions/1217572>
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