a question containing a WH-word, often in initial position, and calling for an item of information to be supplied, as Where do you live?
- Compare yes-no question.
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British Dictionary definitions for WH question
a question in English to which an appropriate answer is to give information rather than to answer "yes" or "no": typically introduced by the word who, which, what, where, when, or how: Also called: information question
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