Etymology: From Ancient Greek ' (problema) "anything thrown forward, hindrance, obstacle, anything projecting, a headland, promontory", from ' (proballo) "to throw or lay something in front of someone, to put forward", from prefix - (pro-) "in front of" + (ballo) "to throw, to cast, to hurl'.
- A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with
- A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
- A puzzle, puzzling circumstance.
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