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English definition of “question”

question

noun (PROBLEM)    /ˈkwes.tʃən/
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?Topics and areas of interest 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 .UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable sb/sth in question C2 formal the person or thing that is being discussed : I stayed at home on the night in question.Topics and areas of interest Grammar:You seeWe commonly use you see in speaking when we want to share knowledge with our listener or listeners. When we use you see, we assume that the listener or listeners do not have the knowledge that we want them to have:
(Definition of question noun (PROBLEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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