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leading question

noun

Simple Definition of leading question

  • : a question asked in a way that is intended to produce a desired answer

Full Definition of leading question

  1. :  a question asked in a way that is intended to produce a desired answer <asking witnesses leading questions.>

Word by Word Definitions

leadingplay
  1. :  coming or ranking first :  foremost

    :  exercising leadership

    :  providing direction or guidance

questionplay
  1. :  an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge

    :  an interrogative sentence or clause

    :  a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion :  issue

  1. :  to ask a question of or about

    :  to interrogate intensively :  cross-examine

    :  doubt, dispute


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