Meaning of QUESTION in English



Pronunciation: ' kwes-ch ə n, ' kwesh-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quaestion-, quaestio, from quaerere to seek, ask

Date: 14th century

1 a (1) : an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge (2) : an interrogative sentence or clause b : a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion : ISSUE broadly : PROBLEM , MATTER c (1) : a subject or point of debate or a proposition to be voted on in a meeting (2) : the bringing of such to a vote d : the specific point at issue

2 a : an act or instance of asking : INQUIRY b : INTERROGATION also : a judicial or official investigation c : torture as part of an examination d (1) : OBJECTION , DISPUTE <true beyond question > (2) : room for doubt or objection <little question of his skill> (3) : CHANCE , POSSIBILITY <no question of escape>

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