Problem

Definition of Problem

Prob´lem
n.1.
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.
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.

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