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.
A question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution. An intricate unsettled issue which is a source of perplexity, distress, or vexation, and that may be difficult to understand or accept. [D03173] Webster
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A problem consists of network events or patterns of network events. TIAS users define problems based on situations they need to know about. When a TIAS client subscribes to a view which includes the problem, the record of each problem instance is sent to that client.
Sometimes, a way of blinding oneself to new opportunities. Dr David Cooperrider says "Once we describe something as a problem, we assume that we know what the ideal is - what should be - and we go in search of ways to close any 'gaps' - not to expand our knowledge or to build better ideals."
a situation that leads to a need or want and that can give rise to an opportunity
a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"
a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
a current issue or situation that is annoying to us
an abstract concept but a visual metaphor of size is used and question is also an abstract concept but uses a qualifier tactile metaphor
an intention/counter-intention situation, two things in opposition
an issue that is outside me, a matter over against which I stand, and to which I can discover a solution
an unsatisfactory situation, and often becomes an issue, which can be defined as a matter in dispute between two or more parties
an unsettled question, something that needs to be investigated and solved
a question that motivates you to search for a solution
a question that presents uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty
a question which asks for a yes-no answer about an entity
a situation in which we have a goal in mind, but there is no obvious or easy way of attaining that goal
a situation or a mental state in which one need to use his/her own ability to think most appropriately with the situation by resolving the complication through a solution
a situation resulting from the interaction or juxtaposition of two or more factors (e
a situation that makes someone feel upset and stressed
a situation that requires action and the action to take is not known
a situation where any (final or intermediate) business product or process has not functioned properly in the eyes of the (internal or external) customer
a situation where a solver knows aim (in the widest meaning) but a) does not know any way to reach it, or b) does not know the optimum way to reach it among several known ways to reach it (i
a situation which has solutions, some good and some bad
a situation which is experienced by an agent as different from the situation
a situation which may require a solution, a way out, an option, a cure or a new approach
a solution that you don't like", meaning, a supposedly bad condition of the baby is actually a blessing and there is something good in it - a purpose and a reason -, which we adult may not like
a standard question for which Arguments supply putative answers
a stimulus situation for which an organism does not have a ready response
a subject or a set of questions that consider to be solved
a yes/no question that we ask of a particular input
is a question which seeks a solution.
Sometimes called an Opportunity for Improvement (OFI), this is a gap in performance in a process. A problem statement is written that does not suggest causes, solutions or blame. It is detailed in the team charter and supported with numbers and more detail once data is obtained.
A question, matter, situation, issue, or person that is perplexing, thought provoking, or difficult to deal with
a question or situation that requires further investigation and a reason for conducting the experiment
In the advanced design context, problems are of two kinds: solvable and indeterminant. Solvable problems have the solution explicit in the problem statement. Indeterminant problems may be indeterminable altogether or of a complex nature that renders them to be inexact, uncertain, dualistic or otherwise confounding of solutions.
A negative situation to overcome. A risk factor becomes a problem when a risk metric (an objective measure) crosses a predetermined threshold (the problem trigger). [email@example.com
A problem is an obstacle which makes it difficult to achieve a desired goal, objective or purpose. It refers to a situation, condition, or issue that is yet unresolved. In a broad sense, a problem exists when an individual becomes aware of a significant difference between what actually is and what is desired.