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English definition of “beg the question”

beg the question

If a statement or situation begs the question , it causes you to ask a particular question : Spending the summer travelling round India is a great idea , but it does rather beg the question of how we can afford it. To discuss the company's future begs the question whether it has a future .Confusion, confusing and feeling confused to talk about something as if it were true , even though it may not be
(Definition of beg the question from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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