Definition of Metaproblem:

  1. Phenomenon that underlies several problems, and understanding of which is essential to finding the solution to those problems. For example, a section of a society might be suffering from crime, drug abuse, low education levels, etc., all caused or spurred by poverty which may itself be due to breakdown of family-structure or an iniquitous economic system.

Meaning of Metaproblem & Metaproblem Definition