Definition of 'question'
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It is encouraging anyone with questions about its operations to attend. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Too many scans and blood tests are carried out automatically rather than to answer a specific question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When questioned by police he said that he was lost and could not remember what had happened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You cannot question the ability of the manager. The Sun (2016)You will also be asked a love question that surprises as much as it thrills you. The Sun (2016)Officers confirmed that anyone in contact with the star hours before his death would have been questioned as a matter of routine. The Sun (2016)This can take some time, which is doubtless the point of the question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Going back to his early years, friends questioned why he had joined a dying industry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The film raises questions about the number of assailants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The answer to this question is not so simple. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)Last night three men and a woman who were arrested were being questioned by police. The Sun (2015)There have always been questions over his ability to deliver on highest stage. The Sun (2012)The only point at question is what was there originally. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is not the sort of question that doctors are used to asking. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)We will continue to ask ministers the questions our audience want answered. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This existential question matters to million of people caught in the inheritance tax trap. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That family connection calls into question her ability to be impartial. The Sun (2014)That is a question for next year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have to ask ourselves some questions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The attack raised serious questions about who should decide where it is safe to fly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She should have asked those questions about the initial police operation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So why should we shield him from answering their questions or facing their justice? The Sun (2012)Last night her parents were understood to be facing questioning by police. The Sun (2010)She questioned her ability to serve on the board. Christianity Today (2000)He deflected the question and pointed to the soldiers once again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first question your doctor will ask is where does it hurt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Asked the question 'Do the benefits of electronic patient records outweigh the risks? Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'question'
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ NOUN
A question is something which you say or write in order to ask about a particular matter.
He refused to answer further questions.
- American English: question
- Arabic: سُؤَال
- Brazilian Portuguese: questão
- Chinese: 问题
- Croatian: pitanje
- Czech: otázka
- Danish: spørgsmål
- Dutch: vraag om antwoord te krijgen
- European Spanish: pregunta
- Finnish: kysymys
- French: question interrogation
- German: Frage
- Greek: ερώτηση
- Italian: domanda
- Japanese: 質問
- Korean: 질문
- Norwegian: spørsmål
- Polish: pytanie
- European Portuguese: questão
- Romanian: întrebare
- Russian: вопрос
- Spanish: pregunta
- Swedish: fråga
- Thai: คำถาม
- Turkish: soru
- Ukrainian: питання
- Vietnamese: câu hỏi
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ VERB
If you question someone, you ask them questions about something.
I questioned him on his adventures.
- American English: question
- Arabic: يَسْتَجْوِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: questionar
- Chinese: 询问
- Croatian: ispitivati
- Czech: vyslýchat
- Danish: sætte spørgsmålstegn ved
- Dutch: ondervragen
- European Spanish: preguntar
- Finnish: asettaa kyseenalaiseksi
- French: questionner
- German: befragen
- Greek: αμφιβάλλω
- Italian: interrogare
- Japanese: 質問する
- Korean: 질문하다
- Norwegian: spørre
- Polish: zadać pytania
- European Portuguese: questionar
- Romanian: a întreba
- Russian: задавать вопрос
- Spanish: preguntar
- Swedish: ifrågasätta
- Thai: ไต่ถาม
- Turkish: sormak
- Ukrainian: запитувати
- Vietnamese: hỏi
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