Definitions for yes-no question
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a question calling for an answer of yes or no, as
Has the plane left yet?
Origin of yes-no question:
a question that can be answered by yes or no
A type of question that can only be answered by yes or no and so does not allow for elaboration or detail.
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