Meaning of PROBLEM in English

PROBLEM

transcription, транскрипция: [ prɒbləm ]

( problems)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

A problem is a situation that is unsatisfactory and causes difficulties for people.

...the economic problems of the inner city...

The main problem is unemployment...

He told Americans that solving the energy problem was very important...

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of/with n

2.

A problem is a puzzle that requires logical thought or mathematics to solve it.

With mathematical problems, you can save time by approximating.

N-COUNT

3.

Problem children or problem families have serious problems or cause serious problems for other people.

In some cases a problem child is placed in a special school...

= difficult

ADJ : ADJ n

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