question

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  • A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
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  • A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy.
  • A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem.
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  • A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.
  • The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
  • An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
  • Uncertainty; doubt.
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  • To ask a question or questions of (someone).
  • To interrogate (a suspect, for example). <i>synonym</i>: <strong> ask</strong>.
  • To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine.
  • To express doubt about; dispute.
  • To ask questions.
  • (<em>in question</em>) Under consideration or discussion.
  • (<em>out of the question</em>) Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible.
  • The act of interrogation; the putting of inquiries: as, to examine by <em>question</em> and answer.
  • That which is asked; an inquiry; a query; the expression of a desire to know something indicated more or less definitely. ;
  • Inquiry; disquisition; discussion.
  • The subject or matter of examination or investigation; the theme of inquiry; a matter discussed or made the subject of disquisition.
  • Dispute or subject of debate; a point of doubt or difficulty.
  • Doubt; controversy; dispute: as, the story is true beyond all <em>question.</em>
  • Judicial trial or inquiry; trial; examination.
  • Examination by torture, or the application of torture to prisoners under criminal accusation in order to extort confession.
  • Conversation; speech; talk.
  • In <em>logic</em>, a proposition, or that which is to be established as a conclusion, stated by way of interrogation.
  • In <em>parliamentary usage</em>: The point under discussion by the house; the measure to be voted on: as, to speak to the <em>question.</em>
  • The putting of the matter discussed to a vote: as, are you ready for the <em>question?</em>
  • To subject to judicial interrogation.
  • <strong>4</strong> and Proposition, motion, topic, point.
  • <em>plural</em> The smaller catechism. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="question-book">question-book</internalXref>.
  • To ask a question or questions; inquire or seek to know; examine.
  • To debate; reason; consider.
  • To dispute; doubt.
  • To talk; converse.
  • To inquire of by asking questions; examine by interrogatories: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="question">question</internalXref> a witness.
  • To doubt of; be uncertain of; mention or treat as doubtful or not to be trusted.
  • To call in question; challenge; take exception to: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="question">question</internalXref> an exercise of prerogative.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Ask, Inquire of, Interrogate</em>, etc. (see <internalXref urlencoded="ask">ask</internalXref>), catechize.
  • To controvert, dispute.
  • The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry.
  • Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt
  • Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
  • That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
  • Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into.
  • Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
  • in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point <ex>in question</ex>.
  • See under <er>Leading</er>.
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