question mark Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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question marknoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwes·tʃən ˌmɑrk/
a ​symbol (?) used in writing at the end of a word or ​group of words to show that it is a question
(Definition of question mark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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question marknoun

uk   us  
[C, usually singular] a ​feeling of doubt about something: a question mark over/about sth There is a ​bigquestionmark over people's willingness to ​invest in this ​scheme. The biggest ​questionmark hanging over China's ​exports lies in the ​currencyexchangerate.
[C] MARKETING a ​product or ​company that has a ​smallshare of a ​market that is ​growing very fast: If nothing is done to ​change the ​marketshare, ​questionmarks will just ​absorb large ​amounts of ​cash.
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(Definition of question mark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “question mark”
in Arabic عَلامة اِسْتِفْهام…
in Korean 물음표…
in Portuguese ponto de interrogação…
in Catalan signe d’interrogació…
in Japanese クエスチョンマーク, 疑問符(?)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问号…
in Turkish soru işareti…
in Russian вопросительный знак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問號…
in Italian punto interrogativo…
in Polish znak zapytania…
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