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problem meaning

EN[ˈpɹɒbləm]
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    Definition of problem in English Dictionary

  • NounPLproblemsPLproblemataPREpro-
    1. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
      1. She's leaving because she faced numerous problems to do with racism. ‎
    2. A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
      1. A puzzling circumstance.
      2. Adjective
        1. Difficult to train or guide; unruly.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The board discovered the problems after a couple of students paid to have their tests rescored by hand.
            • Bladder surgery is difficult in large cows because exteriorisation of the bladder and visualisation of the defect can be a problem and much of the suturing may have to be done blindly.
            • With option (iii) one may run into the problem of partial detritylation of trimer building blocks due to their longer exposure to the mildly acidic coupling agent.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Problem is I'd forgotten how many truckwits there were on King George's Road.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The robot produced a series of beeps and bloops before giving its answer to the problem.
            • Just this month, the results of a trial of Merck’s obesity drug, taranabant, were published showing similar psychiatric problems.
            • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en problems
            2. en problematical
            3. en problematic
            4. en problemo
            5. en probleme
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of problem for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "problem" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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