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An issue; something that needs to be resolved
“The company has been struggling with the problem of how to keep good workers from leaving.”
A puzzle or a set of questions constructed to exercise the intellect
“I'm going to need more time than you are giving me to tackle this advanced mathematical problem.”
A source of irritation
“The neighbor's barking dog has become a real problem for me when I need to get some sleep.”
A difficult or tangled situation
“The gear lever gave way in my hand which left me with a bit of a problem.”
A conflict of interest or a dispute
“The rival gangs have a huge problem with each other.”
Having the characteristic of being troublesome or unruly
“This problem child does not possess the fortitude to handle discipline.”
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