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question

noun uk   /ˈkwes.tʃən/ us  

question noun (ASKING)

A1 [C] a sentence or phrase used to find out information: The police asked me questions all day. Why won't you answer my question? "So where is the missing money?" "That's a good question." (= I don't know the answer.) There will be a question-and-answer session (= a period when people can ask questions) at the end of the talk. A2 [C] in an exam, a problem that tests a person's knowledge or ability: Answer/Do as many questions as you can.

question noun (PROBLEM)

B2 [C] any matter that needs to be dealt with or considered: This raises the question of teacher pay. What are your views on the Northern Irish question? B2 [U] doubt or confusion: There's no question about (= it is certain) whose fault it is. Whether children are reading fewer books is open to question (= there is some doubt about it). Her loyalty is beyond question (= there is no doubt about it). There's no question that he's guilty. sb/sth in question C2 formal the person or thing that is being discussed: I stayed at home on the night in question.
Grammar

question

verb [T] uk   /ˈkwes.tʃən/ us  
B2 to ask a person about something, especially officially: Several men were questioned by police yesterday about the burglary. 68 percent of those questioned in the poll thought noise levels had increased. B2 to express doubts about the value or truth of something: I questioned the wisdom of taking so many pills. [+ question word] Results from a study questioned whether treatment with the drug really improved survival. She gave me a questioning look (= as if she wanted an answer from me).
(Definition of question from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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