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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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But the first resource person asked a direct question again, and this time Drilon called the man out.
5 billion is enough to pay for something like 40,000 nurses in the NHS," Mr Cameron said at a PM Direct question and answer session.
In a statement circulated to the media the organization pointed to the mandated response to a direct question posed to Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai'i by Meretz chairman Haim Run-through a question and answer system in the Knesset.
The UK-wide survey of male and female bosses and personnel managers found that during the selection process 52% will weigh up the chances of a candidate getting pregnant - although a direct question to a prospective member of staff cannot be asked.
ATG argues its combination of intuitive natural language search and a structured, unique answer repository--as well as personalization capabilities--gives users a direct answer to their direct question, personalized with their specific data, and then guides them toward other resources and next steps.
She never answers a direct question with a direct answer and recently on TV while being interviewed, the person who was doing the interviewing ended up with the remark that he knew less then than when he had started.
The president had spoken Bin Laden's name, however, in an interview on September 11, 2002, in response to a direct question about him.
In contrast, 31 girls who received a genital exam disclosed vaginal touch in response to an interviewer's direct question accompanied by pointing to the doll's vaginal area.
Palin sidestepped a direct question from a reporter on whether she would run in 2012.
The point I made when I was asked a direct question by the Treasury Committee about the coalition Government's plans, which I believe was a sensible view, was we need a credible, medium-term plan.
And, in answer to a direct question from interviewer Andrew Marr, he denied that he was dependent on prescription painkillers.
The same writer should have watched last week's Deputy PM's question time in Parliament, where John Prescott, pictured, when asked a direct question on whether a NE Regional Assembly would be able to dual the A1, immediately mumbled something, changed the subject and went off at a tangent.