# Definition of Problem. Meaning of Problem. Synonyms of Problem

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## Definition of Problem

Problem
Problem Prob"lem, n. [F. probl[`e]me, L. problema, fr. Gr. ? anything thrown forward, a question proposed for solution, fr. ? to throw or lay before; ? before, forward + ? to throw. Cf. Parable. ] 1. 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. --Bacon. 2. (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. Note: Problem differs from theorem in this, that a problem is something to be done, as to bisect a triangle, to describe a circle, etc.; a theorem is something to be proved, as that all the angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles. Plane problem (Geom.), a problem that can be solved by the use of the rule and compass. Solid problem (Geom.), a problem requiring in its geometric solution the use of a conic section or higher curve.

## Meaning of Problem from wikipedia

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- No problem is an English expression, used as a response to thanks (among other functions). It is regarded by some as a less formal alternative to you're...
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- Look up problem child in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Problem child may refer to a child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially...
- around 2014. The first twenty-one Fleet Problemslabeled with roman numerals as Fleet Problem I through Fleet Problem XXI — were conducted between 1923 and...
- The knapsack problem is the following problem in combinatorial optimization: Given a set of items, each with a weight and a value, determine which items...
- The XY problem is a communication problem encountered in help desk, technical support, software engineering, or customer service situations where the question...
- The travelling salesman problem (TSP) asks the following question: "Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the...