- question mark
- 'question markn1.) the mark (?) that is used at the end of a question2.) there is a question mark over sth/a question mark hangs over sthused to say that there is a possibility that something will not be successful or will not continue to exist▪ A big question mark hangs over the company's future.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.
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question mark — ˈquestion mark noun [countable] a question mark over if there is a question mark over something, there is a possibility that it will not be successful or will not continue to exist: • There is a big question mark over the bank s long term future … Financial and business terms
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