in question

Definition of in question

  1. 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. 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

  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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