in question

Definition of in question

1 used to indicate the specific thing that is being discussed or referred to
  • The painting in question is by Rembrandt.
  • What is in question is not the candidate's private life but her policies.
  • Where were you on the Sunday in question?
2 :in a state of doubt or uncertainty
  • His suitability for the job is in question.
  • The results of the study are in question.

Word by Word Definitions

question play
  1. : an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge

  2. : an interrogative sentence or clause

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

  1. : to ask a question of or about

  2. : to interrogate intensively : cross-examine

  3. : doubt, dispute


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