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question

[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.

RELATED WORDS

interrogator, inquisitor, auditor, quester, examiner, investigator, researcher, analyst, scrutinizer, checker, prober

Nearby words

quesada, gonzalo jiménez de, quesadilla, quesnay, quesnay, françois, quest, question, question mark, question master, question of fact, question of law, question period

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Origin of question

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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British Dictionary definitions for questioner

question

/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsquestioner, noun

Word Origin for question

C13: via Old French from Latin quaestiō, from quaerere to seek

usage

The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly
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Idioms and Phrases with questioner

question


see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.

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