What is question?

  • (verb): Pose a series of questions to.
    Synonyms: interrogate
    See also — Additional definitions below


A question may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. This information may be provided with an answer.

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B3ta - Message Board - Question of The Week (QOTW)
... wants to muck around with Photoshop", the site asks a question each week hoping to provoke amusing anecdotes ... the site owners decided to continue the questions after the close of the show ... QOTW) and, as with the other areas of the site, Question of the Week attracts regulars known for their characteristic posts ...
Phil Goff - Member of Parliament - Leader of The Opposition - Smacking Referendum
... Goff said that the question "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?" was "absolutely" the wrong question ...
Horary Astrology
... an ancient branch of horoscopic astrology by which an astrologer attempts to answer a question by constructing a horoscope for the exact time at which the question was received and ... use the location of the person who asks the question - the querent - or the location of the astrologer ... These days the querent could be in Australia and send an email with the question to an astrologer in Europe ...
Origins of Questioning Behavior
... Joseph Jordania suggested that the ability to ask questions is the central cognitive element that distinguishes human and animal cognitive abilities ... successfully learned to answer quite complex questions and requests (including question words "who" what", "where"), although so far they failed to learn how to ask questions themselves ... Premack wrote "Though she understood the question, she did not herself ask any questions — unlike the child who asks interminable questions, such as What that? Who making noise? When Daddy come home? Me go Granny's ...

More definitions of "question":

  • (noun): The subject matter at issue.
    Example: "The question of disease merits serious discussion"
    Synonyms: head
  • (noun): An informal reference to a marriage proposal.
    Example: "He was ready to pop the question"
  • (verb): Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.
    Synonyms: wonder
  • (verb): Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.
    Example: "We must question your judgment in this matter"
    Synonyms: oppugn, call into question
  • (verb): Pose a question.
    Synonyms: query
  • (noun): A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
    Example: "She called for the question"
    Synonyms: motion
  • (noun): Uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something.
    Example: "There is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
    Synonyms: doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness
  • (verb): Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.
    Synonyms: interview

Famous quotes containing the word question:

    Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.
    Edward Fox (b. 1934)

    Are you genuine? Or just an actor? A representative? Or what it is that is represented?—In the end, you might merely be someone mimicking an actor ... Second question of conscience.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its own existence, in great emergencies.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)