previous question

noun

Definition of previous question

: a parliamentary motion to put the pending question to an immediate vote without further debate or amendment that if defeated has the effect of permitting resumption of debate

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Recent Examples on the Web But your assessment of the next question must remain independent of your assessment of the previous question. Chaka Booker, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The previous question: From 1910 to 1940, how many people entered or departed the country through the immigration station at Angel Island? Answer: About 500,000. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 The average return after a rise is understandably lower than after a fall as detailed in the previous question. Trefis Team, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The average return after a rise is generally lower than after a fall as detailed in the previous question. Trefis Team, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The previous question: In the 1950s, the Little Theatre at Playland-at-the-Beach displayed what famous scene? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 June 2021 The average return after a rise is understandably lower than after a fall as detailed in the previous question. Trefis Team, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The average return after a rise is understandably lower than a fall as detailed in the previous question. Trefis Team, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The average return after a rise is generally lower than after a fall as detailed in the previous question. Trefis Team, Forbes, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of previous question

circa 1715, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of previous question was circa 1715

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“Previous question.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/previous%20question. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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