problematic

[prob-luh-mat-ik]
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Often prob·lem·at·i·cal.

Origin of problematic

1600–10; < Late Latin problēmaticus < Greek problēmatikós, equivalent to problēmat- (stem of próblēma) problem + -ikos -ic
Related formsprob·lem·at·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·prob·lem·at·ic, adjectivenon·prob·lem·at·i·cal, adjectivenon·prob·lem·at·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-prob·lem·at·ic, adjectiveun·prob·lem·at·ic, adjectiveun·prob·lem·at·i·cal, adjectiveun·prob·lem·at·i·cal·ly, adverb

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problematic

problematical

adjective
  1. having the nature or appearance of a problem; questionable
  2. logic obsolete (of a proposition) asserting that a property may or may not holdCompare apodeictic (def. 2), assertoric
Derived Formsproblematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for problematically

problematic

adj.

c.1600, "doubtful, questionable," from French problematique (15c.), from Late Latin problematicus, from Greek problematikos "pertaining to a problem," from problematos, genitive of problema (see problem). Specific sense in logic, differentiating what is possible from what is necessarily true, is from 1610s. Related: Problematical (1560s); problematically.

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