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Word of the Day 3/20/14 Question

Question (noun, verb)
ques·tion [kwes-chuhn]


noun
1. a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply.
2. a problem for discussion or under discussion; a matter for investigation.
3. a matter of some uncertainty or difficulty; problem (usually followed by of): It was simply a question of time.
4. a subject of dispute or controversy.
5. a proposal to be debated or voted on, as in a meeting or a deliberative assembly.
6. the procedure of putting a proposal to vote.
7. Politics. a problem of public policy submitted to the voters for an expression of opinion.
8. Law.
a. a controversy that is submitted to a judicial tribunal or administrative agency for decision.
b. the interrogation by which information is secured.
c. Obsolete. judicial examination or trial.
9. the act of asking or inquiring; interrogation; query.
10. inquiry into or discussion of some problem or doubtful matter.

verb (used with object)
11. to ask (someone) a question; ask questions of; interrogate.
12. to ask or inquire.
13. to make a question of; doubt: He questioned her sincerity.
14. to challenge or dispute: She questioned the judge's authority in the case.

verb (used without object)
15. to ask a question or questions.

Idioms
16. beg the question. beg (def 9).
17. beyond question, beyond dispute; without doubt: It was, beyond question, a magnificent performance. Also, beyond all question.
18. call in / into question,
a. to dispute; challenge.
b. to cast doubt upon; question: This report calls into question all previous research on the subject.
19. in question,
a. under consideration.
b. in dispute.
20. out of the question, not to be considered; unthinkable; impossible: She thought about a trip to Spain but dismissed it as out of the question.

Synonyms
1. inquiry, query, interrogation. 11. query, examine. 12. See inquire.

Antonyms
1, 11. answer, reply.


Origin: 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio ( u ) n, questiun < Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question < Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō ), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere to ask + -tiōn- -tion; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun

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haldoor
Mar. 20th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Well, we all know what the answer is! :D
simplyn2deep
Mar. 20th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
42!!
lol!!
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