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question

ques·tion

question

 
 
pronunciation:
kwes chn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sentence that asks for an answer.
There were ten questions on the test.The teacher asked him a question.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: questioned, questioning, questions
definition: to ask a question or questions of someone in a very serious way.
The police questioned him for many hours.His wife questioned him about his decision.
synonyms:
ask
similar words:
inquire, pump, survey
derivation: questioner (n.)
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The words question and quest both come from a Latin word that means "to seek or ask."
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Word Parts
The word question contains the following parts:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.