What is question?

  • (noun): The subject matter at issue.
    Example: "The question of disease merits serious discussion"
    Synonyms: head
    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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Horary 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 understood by the astrologer ... as to whether to use the location of the person who asks the question - the querent - or the location of the astrologer ... be in Australia and send an email with the question to an astrologer in Europe ...
Origins of Questioning Behavior
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
B3ta - Message Board - Question of The Week (QOTW)
... Recognizing that "not everyone 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 ... becomes impossible to reply to the previous 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 ... 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): Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.
    Example: "We must question your judgment in this matter"
    Synonyms: oppugn, call into question
  • (noun): An informal reference to a marriage proposal.
    Example: "He was ready to pop the 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
  • (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
  • (verb): Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.
    Synonyms: wonder
  • (verb): Pose a question.
    Synonyms: query
  • (verb): Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.
    Synonyms: interview

Famous quotes containing the word question:

    Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it.
    Conor Cruise O’Brien (b. 1917)

    The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

    Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question “Have we anything to eat?” will be answered not in material but in ethical terms.
    Hugo Ball (1886–1927)