(Greek > Latin: literally, "something thrown forward, to throw forward")
"A difficult question proposed for solution", from Old French problème (14th century), from Latin problema, from Greek problema, "a problem, a question"; literally, "a thing put forward" from proballein, "propose" from pro, "forward" plus ballein, "to throw".
2. A question proposed for solution or discussion.
3. In mathematics: A statement requiring a solution, usually by means of a mathematical operation or geometric construction.
4. Someone who is difficult to deal with.
5. Difficult to train or guide; unruly; such as, a problem child.
6. In literature: Dealing with choices of action difficult either for an individual or for society at large.
7. "No problem", used as a conventional reply to a request or to express confirmation, affirmation, or gratitude.
8. Etymology: "a difficult question proposed for solution", from Old French problème (14c.); from Latin problema, from Greek problema, "a problem, a question"; literally, "thing put forward"; from proballein, "propose"; from pro-, "forward" + ballein, "to throw".
2. Pertaining to a problem; difficult to solve: A repair of Karen's car proved more problematic than first expected.
3. Not settled; unresolved or dubious: Jonathan has a problematic future as a computer expert.
4. Etymology: from Greek problematikos and from Latin problematicus, "relating to a problem."
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2. Open to doubt; debatable.
3. Making great mental demands.
4. Hard to comprehend or solve.