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If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you've already done. They want something from that sheep pen of performances they've seen you do.
Kenneth Cranham

Meaning of "problem" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROBLEM

From Late Latin problēma, from Greek: something put forward; related to proballein to throw forwards, from pro-² + ballein to throw.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROBLEM

problem  [ˈprɒbləm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROBLEM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Problem is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PROBLEM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Problem

A problem, which can be caused for different reasons, and, if solvable, can usually be solved in a number of different ways, is defined in a number of different ways. This is determined by the context in which a said problem or problems is defined. When discussed, a problem can be argued in multiple ways. Generally speaking, there are two positions to take, the polemic or the defensive. An example of this is the mother who has a problem with how her daughter is going out, dressed in a particular fashion. She may tell her daughter, there is no way she is leaving the house looking like that. In this example, the mother would be on the polemic side, and the daughter, who presumably would like to go out dressed however she pleases, would be on the defensive side.

Definition of problem in the English dictionary

The first definition of problem in the dictionary is any thing, matter, person, etc, that is difficult to deal with, solve, or overcome. Other definition of problem is a puzzle, question, etc, set for solution. Problem is also a statement requiring a solution usually by means of one or more operations or geometric constructions.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROBLEM


alum
ˈæləm
asylum
əˈsaɪləm
column
ˈkɒləm
curriculum
kəˈrɪkjʊləm
emblem
ˈɛmbləm
Fulham
ˈfʊləm
Harlem
ˈhɑːləm
Jerusalem
dʒəˈruːsələm
Malayalam
ˌmælɪˈɑːləm
multiproblem
ˌmʌltɪˈprɒbləm
nonproblem
ˌnɒnˈprɒbləm
Pablum
ˈpɑːbləm
pelham
ˈpɛləm
pendulum
ˈpɛndjʊləm
Salem
ˈseɪləm
slalom
ˈslɑːləm
speculum
ˈspɛkjʊləm
subproblem
ˈsʌbˌprɒbləm
vestibulum
vɛˈstɪbjʊləm
Winston-Salem
ˈwɪnstənˈseɪləm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROBLEM

probatory
probe
probeable
probenecid
prober
probing
probingly
probiotic
probit
probity
problem area
problem page
problem-free
problem-solving
problematic
problematical
problematically
problematics
problemist
probocides

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROBLEM

attitude problem
clem
drink problem
drinking problem
epiblem
golem
Guillem
Haarlem
health problem
heart problem
Knights of St John of Jerusalem
Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
mind-body problem
Moslem
New Jerusalem
periblem
protoxylem
the New Jerusalem
xylem
ylem

Synonyms and antonyms of problem in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROBLEM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «problem» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of problem

Translation of «problem» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROBLEM

Find out the translation of problem to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of problem from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «problem» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

问题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

problema
570 millions of speakers

English

problem
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समस्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُشْكِلَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проблема
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

problema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমস্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

problème
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masalah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Problem
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

問題
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Masalah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vấn đề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரச்சனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समस्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sorun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

problema
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

problem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проблема
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

problemă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόβλημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

probleem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

problem
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

problem
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of problem

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROBLEM»

The term «problem» is very widely used and occupies the 1.049 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROBLEM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «problem» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «problem» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about problem

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROBLEM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word problem.
1
M. H. Abrams
We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
2
Rowan Atkinson
The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.
3
James Baker
When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.
4
Kylie Bax
Some tell me I'll break my ankle on my high heels - but I live in them. I'm known for doing speed dashes and leaps and bounds in heels. No problem.
5
Kurt Bills
Since scarcity is the basic economic problem, if it does not exist then there is no reason for my economics course. Devoting time to the study of how people use limited resources to fulfill unlimited wants and needs should help us to discover how to best utilize the resources we have at our disposal.
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Regina Brett
My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I'd freeze like a statue, too afraid of moving the wrong way, of making the wrong decision. The problem is, if you stand still too long, that's your decision.
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Ty Burrell
There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point.
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David Chalmers
Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
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William Lacy Clay, Jr.
It's an issue that we need to have a national discussion about, the militarization of local police forces, and then when they are used to quell peaceful demonstration. Then we have a problem, and especially around this entire case of the murder of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.
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Kenneth Cranham
If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you've already done. They want something from that sheep pen of performances they've seen you do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROBLEM»

Discover the use of problem in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to problem and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The USSR Olympiad Problem Book: Selected Problems and ...
Over 300 challenging problems in algebra, arithmetic, elementary number theory and trigonometry, selected from Mathematical Olympiads held at Moscow University.
Давид Оскарович Шклярский, Николай Николаевич Ченцов, I. M. Yaglom, 1993
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Problem-Solving Strategies
This unique collection of problems from major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students is for trainers and participants at all levels: IMO, Tournament of the Towns, and noncalculus parts of the Putnam ...
Arthur Engel, 1998
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The Monty Hall Problem : The Remarkable Story of Math's Most ...
Mathematicians call it the Monty Hall Problem, and it is one of the most interesting mathematical brain teasers of recent times. Imagine that you face three doors, behind one of which is a prize. You choose one but do not open it.
Jason Rosenhouse Associate Professor of Mathematics James Madison University, 2009
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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in "A Problem from Hell," a groundbreaking work ...
Samantha Power, 2007
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Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation
Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity. "This work is full of interesting problems, arranged by subject and graded by difficulty.
‎1975
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God's Problem
One Bible, Many Answers In God's Problem, the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus challenges the contradictory biblical explanations for why an all-powerful God allows us to suffer.
Bart D. Ehrman, 2009
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Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People
Outlines a popular Japanese problem-solving strategy, explaining how the author's philosophies about critical thinking can be applied to American business environments to enable better decision making.
Ken Watanabe, 2009
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Poincaré and the Three Body Problem
The idea of chaos figures prominently in mathematics today. It arose in the work of one of the greatest mathematicians of the late 19th century, Henri Poincare, on a problem in celestial mechanics: the three body problem.
June Barrow-Green, 1997
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Problem Finding, Problem Solving, and Creativity
What is the role of problem solving in creativity? And how are problem solving and creativity related to problem finding? This book addresses these questions, and fills an obvious need for an overview of the research on problem finding.
Mark A. Runco, 1994
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The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited
This 2004 book explores the realities behind the Palestinian exodus of 1948 during the Arab-Israeli war.
Benny Morris, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROBLEM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term problem is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece's Problem Is More Complicated than Austerity
Greece's main economic problem is structural and an exit from the Eurozone will not solve it. Besides the short-term costs of such a move, ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
2
China's stock market is falling again, and it's a huge problem for the …
But now the government has a bigger problem: Stocks fell 8.5 percent on Monday, the largest one-day decline in eight years, and people are ... «Vox, Jul 15»
3
Here's What the Kid From 'Problem Child' Looks Like Now
If you are a child of the '90s, you probably grew up loving Problem Child. The 1990 comedy about a devious little boy named Junior who sets ... «Zimbio, Jul 15»
4
EU 'good' at problem solving says UK commissioner
The European Union is "very effective" at solving problems, Britain's top official in Brussels has said, amid reports it is becoming more receptive ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
SBS Bank resolving transaction problem
SBS Group chief executive Wayne Evans said a small number of the bank's customers experienced the problem on Sunday. "What was ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
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Seven reasons Bernie Sanders is a big problem for Hillary Clinton
Seven reasons Bernie Sanders is a big problem for Hillary Clinton. Date: July 28, 2015 - 11:54AM. (29); Read later ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Victoria failing on problem gambling in $2.5bn pokies industry …
The Victorian government has been criticised by academics and public health experts for its lacklustre measures to address problem gambling. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Surging bad loans: Jaitley is worsening the problem by delaying …
The April-June quarter numbers of Chennai-based Indian Overseas Bank (IoB) clearly shows the extent of mess some of the state-run banks ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
9
Bossie: The John Boehner Problem
Time and time again, Boehner has failed to provide a vision or use the robust majority in the U.S. House—which conservatives provided ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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Hillary Clinton's Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone …
Hillary Clinton's Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone Realizes. Jul 27, 2015 9:36 AM PDT. Seven ways in which the septuagenarian socialist from ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»

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