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Definition of Ultimate Problem

(noun) A universal human problem that exists in all societies or cultures.

Examples of Ultimate Problem

  • Attaining food, clothing, and shelter.
  • death
  • disease

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: ultimate problems

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ultimate problem.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/ultimate-problem/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

ultimate problem. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/ultimate-problem/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ultimate problem.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/ultimate-problem/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“ultimate problem.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/ultimate-problem/>.