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question

 [kwes´chun]
an utterance about something unknown, seeking knowledge or other response.
research question an interrogative phrase focused on what is to be described by a given research project and what relationships may be established.
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The question I have to ask myself is, shall I marry him?
Louisa, I have not considered it essential to ask you one question, because the possibility implied in it appeared to me to be too remote.
These are our answers to the questions proposed to the Observatory of Cambridge by the members of the Gun Club:
The staff of the Cambridge Observatory place themselves entirely at their disposal in respect of all questions of theoretical astronomy; and herewith add their congratulations to those of all the rest of America.
Of course it would be a great relief to me to ask you several questions, sir; but I remember your prohibition.
I warn you beforehand that I will not answer any questions relating to my son.
If I answered you, I should only lead to other questions, and I should be obliged to decline replying to them.
If, on the contrary, we DO know all living kinds, we must necessarily seek for the animal in question amongst those marine beings already classed; and, in that case, I should be disposed to admit the existence of a gigantic narwhal.
The industrial and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from this point of view.
As soon as we pass beyond the simple case of question and answer, the definition of knowledge by means of behaviour demands the consideration of purpose.
I do not wish to assert that this is the whole truth about mathematical propositions, for the question is complicated, and I do not know what the whole truth is.
The lady acknowledged that it would be indescribably painful to her to answer that question.