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Question marks ( ? ) are used to identify sentences that ask a question (technically known as interrogative sentences). They almost always appear at the end of a sentence, marking its conclusion (though there is a specific exception to this rule).
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question mark

n.
1. A punctuation symbol (?) written at the end of a sentence or phrase to indicate a direct question. Also called interrogation point.
2. Something that is unknown, mysterious, or doubtful: Which players will still be on the team next year remains a question mark.

question mark

n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the punctuation mark ?, used at the end of questions and in other contexts where doubt or ignorance is implied
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to a possible mistake, as in a chess commentary
3. an element of doubt or uncertainty

ques′tion mark`


n.
1. Also called interrogation point. a mark indicating a question: usu., as in English, the mark (?) placed after a question.
2. something unanswered or unknown.
[1865–70]

question mark

A punctuation mark used to show that something is being asked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.question mark - a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a questionquestion mark - a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Translations
otazník
spørgsmålstegn
؟
kysymysmerkki
upitnik
kérdőjel
spurningarmerki
疑問符
의문부호
klaustukas
vprašaj
upitnikупитник
frågetecken
เครื่องหมายคำถาม
؟
dấu chấm hỏi

question mark

npunto interrogativo

question

(ˈkwestʃən) noun
1. something which is said, written etc which asks for an answer from someone. The question is, do we really need a computer?
2. a problem or matter for discussion. There is the question of how much to pay him.
3. a single problem in a test or examination. We had to answer four questions in three hours.
4. criticism; doubt; discussion. He is, without question, the best man for the job.
5. a suggestion or possibility. There is no question of our dismissing him.
verb
1. to ask (a person) questions. I'll question him about what he was doing last night.
2. to regard as doubtful. He questioned her right to use the money.
ˈquestionable adjective
1. doubtful; uncertain.
2. probably not true, honest, respectable. questionable behaviour.
ˈquestionably adverb
ˈquestionableness noun
question mark a mark (?)
used in writing to indicate a question.
ˈquestion-master noun
a person who asks the questions in eg a quiz.
ˌquestionˈnaire (-ˈneə) noun
a written list of questions to be answered by a large number of people to provide information for a survey or report.
in question
being talked about. The matter in question can be left till next week.
out of the question
not to be thought of as possible; not to be done. It is quite out of the question for you to go out tonight.

question mark

عَلامَةُ إِسْتِفْهَام otazník spørgsmålstegn Fragezeichen ερωτηματικό signo de interrogación kysymysmerkki point d’interrogation upitnik punto interrogativo 疑問符 의문부호 vraagteken spørsmålstegn znak zapytania ponto de interrogação вопросительный знак frågetecken เครื่องหมายคำถาม soru işareti dấu chấm hỏi 问号
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