English noun: problem
|1.||problem (state) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved|
|Samples||She and her husband are having problems.|
It is always a job to contact him.
Urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog.
|Narrower (hyponym)||balance-of-payments problem, race problem|
|2.||problem (communication) a question raised for consideration or solution|
|Samples||Our homework consisted of ten problems to solve.|
|Broader (hypernym)||head, question|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brain-teaser, case, conundrum, enigma, Gordian knot, homework problem, koan, mystifier, pons asinorum, poser, puzzle, puzzler, rebus, riddle, sticker, stumper, teaser, toughie|
|3.||problem (cognition) a source of difficulty|
|Samples||One trouble after another delayed the job.|
What's the problem?.
|Narrower (hyponym)||can of worms, deep water, growing pains, hydra, matter, pressure point|