open question


: a matter or problem that is being discussed but to which the answer is not yet known
Whether voters will support him remains an open question.

Examples of open question in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether that message resonates widely enough to topple incumbent Carol Miller – herself a pro-Trump Republican, among the 147 in Congress to vote against certifying the 2020 election – is an open question. Chris Kenning, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 Whether that anger will still burn as strongly in four months is an open question. Nik Popli, TIME, 9 May 2024 As Turing noted in his paper, the imitation game does an excellent job of testing if a computer can imitate the language-generation process, but the relationship between imitating language and thinking is still an open question. Edmon Begoli, IEEE Spectrum, 7 May 2024 The timing of the outcome remains an open question. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Given the bipartisan attacks against it, whether EcoHealth can avoid being cut off from all government funding is an open question. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 Whether and to what extent the staffing situation has affected patient care is an open question. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2024 Now that Obama is out of office, his behind the-scenes influence on public events is an open question. Armond White, National Review, 10 Apr. 2024 When the next election will take place is an open question. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024

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“Open question.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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