Idioms about problem
- (used as a conventional reply to a request or to express confirmation or affirmation): Sure, no problem, I can do that right away.
- (used as a conventional reply to an expression of gratitude or thanks): No problem, I’m glad I could help!
Origin of problem
OTHER WORDS FROM problemsub·prob·lem, noun
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What is a basic definition of problem?
A problem is a situation, question, or thing that causes difficulty, stress, or doubt. A problem is also a question raised to inspire thought. In mathematics, a problem is a statement or equation that requires a solution. Problem has a few other senses as a noun and an adjective.
A problem is a thing or event that causes you to wonder, cry, panic, or get angry. Life is full of problems that we try our best to handle. Something that involves problems or resembles a problem is said to be problematic.
- Real-life examples: A clogged toilet is an annoying problem. A rock in your shoe is often just a small problem. An international war is a big problem that causes many other problems for a large number of people.
- Used in a sentence: I need to pass this final exam or I am going to have a big problem with the grade for this class!
Problem is used in this same sense as an adjective to mean something is unruly or difficult to handle.
- Real-life examples: A problem car doesn’t run well. A problem school has a lot of difficulties that need to be solved. A problem child is someone who is considered rowdy or unruly.
- Used in a sentence: Instead of labeling someone a “problem child,” we should try to understand why the child acts the way they do.
A problem is a question or puzzle that is intended to be solved or to be deeply thought about.
- Real-life examples: Your teacher may present a problem to the class so you can use what you’ve learned to solve it. Scientists present problems to other scientists so they can work together to think about them and discover new information.
- Used in a sentence: Ivan managed to solve the problem of how to separate the rocks and the sand.
In math, a problem is a mathematical statement that lacks a solution (answer) that a student or testee is expected to provide. This sense is nearly always specifically phrased as a “math problem.” These kinds of problems are frequently a source of pain and misery to math students.
- Real-life examples: Examples of math problems include “2 + 2 = ?” and “3x + 2y = 30. x = 4. Solve for y.”
- Used in a sentence: The math exam consisted of 100 problems that ranged in difficulty.
Where does problem come from?
The first records of problem come from around 1350. It comes from the Greek próblēma, meaning “something thrown or put forward.” It is a noun made by combining the Greek prefix pro- and the verb bállein, meaning “to throw.”
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What are some other forms related to problem?
- subproblem (noun)
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How is problem used in real life?
Problem is a common word that people use to refer to things that cause stress or difficulty.
I think I will cause problems for the me of tomorrow
— latino heat (@Im_JeremyM) November 26, 2020
A1: we took a problem our school wanted to talk thru. We then presented the problem to a group. Answered clarifying questions. Then we were asked to sit and listen as the group discussed it. Very insightful to get varying perspectives from educators from other schools.#NYEDChat
— Tyler Arnold 🤙🏾 Dr. Ty (@tyarnold18) October 2, 2018
I’ve been working on math problems for 2 hours now and I’m still not done 😭 someone put me out of my misery please 😩
— eddy is a klee haver (@egbarbatos) November 28, 2020
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How to use problem in a sentence
We can now create video-game quality simulations to evaluate complex skills like creativity or problem-solving.Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?|Walter Thompson|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The competition will be an ersatz astronaut training program of sorts, including physical challenges, as well as puzzles and problem-solving tasks, as well as emotionally challenging scenarios, according to Deadline.Contestants will compete for a SpaceX trip to the International Space Station in new reality TV show|Darrell Etherington|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Lindsey Graham has changed after 25 years in Washington into someone who puts his political fortunes ahead of problem-solving.Jaime Harrison Says He Feels ‘A Little Sad’ For Lindsey Graham|Hope Wright|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
When you have armed soldiers on the streets, I think, as a public affairs officer, that’s a perception problem in and of itself.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually.|by Logan Jaffe|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
The problem in Venezuela is not the oil, it’s the political system.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
Every once in a while, they act swiftly and acknowledge the problem.
Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The third problem is the evidence of corroborating witnesses.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But this physical involvement, or lack of it, is only part of the problem.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And now let me come to the second problem we opened up in connection with college education—the problem of its extension.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
No man can believe it who tests it by his reason in the same way in which he would test any modern problem.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
But the essential problem of to-day is to know how far we are to depart from its principles.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
We notice that more attention is given to the problem of placing a feature than to that of making a likeness of it.Children's Ways|James Sully
But the West is not in its essence a time problem; there, they can wait—next week—next month.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for problem
- any thing, matter, person, etc, that is difficult to deal with, solve, or overcome
- (as modifier)a problem child
Word Origin for problem
Other Idioms and Phrases with problem
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