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Question

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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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, and that "the ...
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 ... gestures and other visual forms of communications) successfully learned to answer quite complex questions and requests (including question words "who" what", "where"), although so far they failed to learn how to ... For example, David and Anne Premack wrote "Though she understood the question, she did not herself ask any questions — unlike the child who asks interminable ...
Horary Astrology
... 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 ... whether to 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 ...
B3ta - Message Board - Question of The Week (QOTW)
... 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 ...
Socialism In One Country - Relation To Leninism
... Филиповичу"), formulated as an answer to a question of a "comrade Ivanov" mailed to Pravda newspaper, Stalin splits the question in two parts ... The first side of the question is in terms of the internal relations within the Soviet Union whether it is possible to construct the Socialist Society by defeating the local bourgeoisie and fostering the union of ... The second side of the question is in terms of external relations whether the victory of the socialism is "final", i.e ...

More definitions of "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
  • (verb): Pose a series of questions to.
    Synonyms: interrogate
  • (noun): An informal reference to a marriage proposal.
    Example: "He was ready to pop the question"
  • (verb): Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.
    Synonyms: interview
  • (verb): Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.
    Synonyms: wonder
  • (noun): The subject matter at issue.
    Example: "The question of disease merits serious discussion"
    Synonyms: head
  • (verb): Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.
    Example: "We must question your judgment in this matter"
    Synonyms: oppugn, call into question
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word question:

    ... the Department of Justice is committed to asking one central question of everything we do: What is the right thing to do? Now that can produce debate, and I want it to be spirited debate. I want the lawyers of America to be able to call me and tell me: Janet, have you lost your mind?
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938)

    The great question which in all ages has disturbed mankind, and brought on them the greatest part of those mischiefs which have ruined cities, depopulated countries, and disordered the peace of the world, has been, not whether there be power in the world, nor whence it came, but who should have it.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    Some minds are as little logical or argumentative as nature; they can offer no reason or “guess,” but they exhibit the solemn and incontrovertible fact. If a historical question arises, they cause the tombs to be opened. Their silent and practical logic convinces the reason and the understanding at the same time. Of such sort is always the only pertinent question and the only satisfactory reply.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)