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Definition of "question" [ques•tion]

  • An expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply. (noun)
  • An interrogative sentence, phrase, or gesture. (noun)
  • A subject or point open to controversy; an issue. (noun)
  • A difficult matter; a problem: a question of ethics. (noun)
  • A point or subject under discussion or consideration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "question" in a sentence
  • "When, in pursuing the catechetical exercise, a question is asked from an announcement, there is first a call upon the attention, and an exercise of mind upon the _question_ asked, the words of which must be translated by the pupil into their proper ideas, which accordingly he must both perceive and understand."
  • "_They had heard all the arguments calling its existence in question_ which Lord Denman, Lord Cottenham, and Lord Campbell had heard; they were _in the daily and hourly administration of that branch of the law with reference to which the question arose_; they took ample time to consider the matter, and deliberately affirmed the existence of the rule, and the valid grounds on which it rested."
  • "* The question of duty is often a question*, not of principle, but * of fact*."