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
... 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 ... The answer to the horary question might be a simple yes or no, but is generally more complex with insights into, for example, the motives of the questioner, the motives of others ...
B3ta - Message Board - Question of The Week (QOTW)
... "not everyone wants to muck around with Photoshop", the site asks a question each week hoping to provoke amusing anecdotes ... but realising the popularity of the content, the site owners decided to continue the questions after the close of the show ... 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 ...
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 question implies that if you vote `yes' that you ...
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 ... visual forms of communications) successfully learned to answer quite complex questions and requests (including question words "who" what", "where"), although so far they ... and Anne 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 ...

More definitions of "question":

  • (noun): An informal reference to a marriage proposal.
    Example: "He was ready to pop the question"
  • (verb): Pose a series of questions to.
    Synonyms: interrogate
  • (noun): A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
    Example: "She called for the question"
    Synonyms: motion
  • (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): Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.
    Synonyms: interview
  • (verb): Pose a question.
    Synonyms: query
  • (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 hill farmer ... always seems to make out somehow with his corn patch, his few vegetables, his rifle, and fishing rod. This self-contained economy creates in the hillman a comparative disinterest in the world’s affairs, along with a disdain of lowland ways. “I don’t go to question the good Lord in his wisdom,” runs the phrasing attributed to a typical mountaineer, “but I jest cain’t see why He put valleys in between the hills.”
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The question is this—Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence the contrary view, which is I believe, foreign to the conscience of humanity.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    There is no assurance of the great fact in question [namely, immortality]. All the arguments are mere probabilities, analogies, fancies, whims. We believe, or disbelieve, or are in doubt according to our own make-up—to accidents, to education, to environment. For myself, I do not reach either faith or belief ... that I—the conscious person talking to you—will meet you in the world beyond—you being yourself a conscious person—the same person now reading what I say.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)