What does question mark mean?

Definitions for question mark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. question mark, interrogation point(noun)

    a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question


  1. question mark(Noun)

    The punctuation mark u201C?u201D, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question.

  2. question mark(Noun)

    doubt or uncertainty


  1. Question mark

    The question mark, is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop at the end of an interrogative sentence in English and many other languages. The question mark is not used for indirect questions. The question mark character is also often used in place of missing or unknown data. In Unicode, it is encoded at U+003F ? question mark.

Editors Contribution

  1. question mark

    A type of symbol used to ask a direct question in text, writing, speech or within a computer program or computer software.

    Online where we completed our assignments we were asked direct questions to justify our understanding of the work we have revised and studies to assess our understanding and knowledge of what we had learnt.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of question mark in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of question mark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tony Nunan:

    We still have the big question mark over Iran. This month is the crunch time for P5+1 talks.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted.

  3. Mistinguett:

    A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

  5. Labor Secretary Seth Harris:

    There's a big question mark about what President Barack Obama does next if there is no contract and the slow down in the ports continues.

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