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question

noun  us   /ˈkwes·tʃən/

question noun (SOMETHING ASKED)

[C] a word or words used to find out information: May I ask you a personal question? Our help line will answer your questions about patient care.

question noun (PROBLEM)

[C/U] a matter to be dealt with or discussed, or a problem to be solved: [C] Your article raises the question of human rights. [C] It’s simply a question of getting your priorities straight. [C] The question is, are they telling the truth? [U] I was at home on the night in question. [C/U] In an exam, a question is a problem that tests a person’s knowledge: [C] Answer as many questions as you can.

question noun (DOUBT)

[U] doubt or uncertainty: He’s competent – there’s no question about that. Her loyalty is beyond question.

question

verb [T]  us   /ˈkwes·tʃən/

question verb [T] (ASK)

to use a word or words to find out information: Mom’s always questioning me about my friends. The police questioned several men about the burglary. If you question something, you express doubt or uncertainty about it: [+ question word] The book questions whether people today are better off than their parents were.
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