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ques·tion

 (kwĕs′chən)
n.
1.
A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
2.
a. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy: the question of whether a new school should be built.
b. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem: This is not a question of too little money.
3.
a. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.
b. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
4. Law An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
5. Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise. Her integrity is beyond question.
v. ques·tioned, ques·tion·ing, ques·tions
v.tr.
1.
a. To ask a question or questions of (someone).
b. To interrogate (a suspect, for example). See Synonyms at ask.
2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine: researchers questioning which of the methods will work.
3. To express doubt about; dispute: questioned his sincerity; questioned the expense report.
v.intr.
To ask questions.
Idioms:
in question
Under consideration or discussion.
out of the question
Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible: Starting over is out of the question.

[Middle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek.]

ques′tion·er n.
ques′tion·ing·ly adv.

questioning

(ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ)
adj
1. proceeding from or characterized by a feeling of doubt or uncertainty
2. enthusiastic or eager for philosophical or other investigations; intellectually stimulated: an alert and questioning mind.
ˈquestioningly adv

Questioning


a method of oral instruction involving question and answer techniques. — catechist, n.
that part of theological training that deals with the imparting of religious knowledge through catechesis and printed catechisms. — catechetic, catechetical, adj.
a person who makes inquiries or asks questions.
the act or practice of quizzing or questioning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.questioning - a request for informationquestioning - a request for information    
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
challenge - questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
enquiry, query, question, inquiry, interrogation - an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
interrogatory, examination, interrogation - formal systematic questioning
Adj.1.questioning - perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
2.questioning - marked by or given to doubtquestioning - marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
3.questioning - showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"
curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"

questioning

adjective
1. Eager to acquire knowledge:
2. Refusing or reluctant to believe:
Translations

questioning

[ˈkwestʃənɪŋ]
A. ADJ [tone, mind] → inquisitivo, inquisidor
she gave him a questioning lookle lanzó una mirada inquisitiva or inquisidora
B. N
1. (= interrogation) → interrogatorio m
he is wanted for questioning by policela policía requiere su presencia para someterlo a un interrogatorio
2. (= doubting) → cuestionamiento m, puesta f en duda

questioning

[ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ]
adj
[look, expression] → interrogateur/trice
(= inquisitive) [mind] → curieux/euse

questioning

adj
natureneugierig, interrogativ, kritisch, in Zweifel ziehend; to have a questioning mindeine kritische Haltung haben, seiner Natur nach den Dingen auf den Grund gehen
(= doubting) lookfragend
n (by parents, husband) → Verhör nt; (by police also) → Vernehmung f; (of candidate)Befragung f; after hours of questioning by the immigration authoritiesnach stundenlanger Befragung durch die Einwanderungsbehörde; they brought him in for questioningsie holten ihn, um ihn zu vernehmen

questioning

[ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ]
1. adj (mind) → inquisitore/trice, indagatore/trice; (expression) → interrogativo/a
References in classic literature ?
Then, after a pause, he repeated my mother-in-law's name to himself in a doubting, questioning tone.
Questioning the answers is the fire that produces the steam that pushes the train of progress forward.
Historically, some of the world's greatest teachers have been masters of questioning. The Socratic Method continues to inspire modern teachers around the globe to train young minds to be inquisitive.
In a short article such as this, we can't delve into the topic of questioning in depth but we can address the basic issue of the overall role of questions as a tool in the needs analysis phase of a sale.
Cooperative, argumentative discourses, like debates, use skillful questioning that stimulates critical thinking.
Learning and questioning are usually thought to be related, and questioning is often identified as one of the distinctive traits of learning (Morgan & Saxton, 1991).
The questions can be asked for the purpose of directing the students to the target, providing them to think in high level and effectively by directing them to questioning, determining the efficiency of education, increasing student's attendance, improving the students' listening skills and increasing tolerance and respect (Sonmez, 2001).
For sure, during wartime we do not want the soldiers questioning their leaders.
Hence, questioning unseats the status quo, and sheds light on unknown ground simply by posing the question?
All of the federal jurisdictions that have decided the issue have allowed juror questioning of witnesses, and the vast majority of states have allowed the practice.
Therefore, teaching the teacher to rephrase questions in the format "Who is not on page fifty-three?" and "Who did not get a handout?" resulted in fewer voices and improved discipline (see sidebar, "The Art of Questioning").
It is clear that such sequences can result in new structures of discourse such as questioning or reaction.