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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prob·lem /ˈprɑbləm, bṃ, ˌblɛm/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prob·lem n.
 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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and
           her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to
           contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion
           and smog" [syn: job]
      2: a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed
         the job"; "what's the problem?" [syn: trouble]
      3: a question raised for consideration or solution; "our
         homework consisted of ten problems to solve"