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Definition 1: uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dubiousness of his claim
  • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

"the uncertainty of the outcome" "the precariousness of his income"

Definition 2: an instance of questioning - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a question about my training
  • we made inquiries of all those who were present

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) a request for information

Definition 3: the subject matter at issue - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the question of disease merits serious discussion
  • under the head of minor Roman poets

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

"he didn't want to discuss that subject" "it was a very sensitive topic" "his letters were always on the theme of love"

(... is a kind of question ) a question raised for consideration or solution

"our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

(... is a kind of question ) a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide

(... is a kind of question ) a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide

Definition 4: a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a motion to adjourn
  • she called for the question

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

Definition 5: a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he asked a direct question
  • he had trouble phrasing his interrogations

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

"he always spoke in grammatical sentences"

(... is a kind of question ) a question asked in cross-examination

(... is a kind of question ) a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination

(... is a kind of question ) a question that can be answered by yes or no

Definition 6: an informal reference to a marriage proposal - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ready to pop the question

(question is a kind of ...) an offer of marriage

Definition 7: pose a question - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) address a question to and expect an answer from

"Ask your teacher about trigonometry" "The children asked me about their dead grandmother" "I inquired about their special today" "He had to ask directions several times"

(... is a kind of question ) have a wish or desire to know something

"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

(... is a kind of question ) question formally about policy or government business

(... is a kind of question ) question closely

(... is a kind of question ) question persistently

"She pumped the witnesses for information"

(... is a kind of question ) try to learn someone's opinions and intentions

"I have to sound out the new professor"

(... is a kind of question ) put someone through a debriefing and make him report

"The released hostages were debriefed"

Definition 8: challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of - [verb of communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must question your judgment in this matter

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) issue a challenge to

"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

Definition 9: place in doubt or express doubtful speculation - [verb of communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
  • she wondered whether it would snow tonight

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) reflect deeply on a subject

"I mulled over the events of the afternoon" "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

(... is a kind of question ) have doubts about

Definition 10: pose a series of questions to - [verb of communication]

Samples where question or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspect was questioned by the police
  • We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) address a question to and expect an answer from

"Ask your teacher about trigonometry" "The children asked me about their dead grandmother" "I inquired about their special today" "He had to ask directions several times"

Definition 11: conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for question in the sense of this definition

(question is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

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