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question mark

noun

Simple Definition of question mark

  • : the punctuation mark ? that is used after a direct question or to indicate that something (such as a birth date) is uncertain

  • : someone or something that causes feelings of doubt or uncertainty

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of question mark

  1. 1 a :  something unknown, unknowable, or uncertain b :  someone (as an athlete) whose condition, talent, or potential for success is in doubt

  2. 2 :  a mark ? used in writing and printing at the conclusion of a sentence to indicate a direct question

Examples of question mark in a sentence

  1. The team's pitching is a big question mark this season.



1869

First Known Use of question mark

1869


QUESTION MARK Defined for Kids

question mark

noun

Definition of question mark for Students

  1. :  a punctuation mark ? used chiefly at the end of a sentence to indicate a direct question




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