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Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌpɹɒblɛˈmætɪk/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˌpɹɑblɛˈmætɪk/

Etymology

Shortening of problematical, from Late Latin problematicus, from Ancient Greek προβληματικός (problēmatikos) from πρόβλημα (problēma), outjutting, barrier, problem) from προβάλλω (proballō), I throw, place before) from πρό (pro), before) + βάλλω (ballō), I throw, place).

Adjective

problematic

  1. posing a problem; difficult to overcome or solve
  2. debatable; open to doubt
  3. unresolved or dubious
  4. doubtful or uncertain in its outcome

Translations

Noun

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problematic

Plural
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  1. (especially Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A problem or difficulty in a particular field of study

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