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  • adj. Under consideration, under discussion.
  • adj. In doubt, under dispute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point in question.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. open to doubt or suspicion


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  • The models in question were the Volkswagen Fox subcompact sold in the United States and the Fiat Duna sold in Europe.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • The man in question was Publius Gavius, who came from either the city of Compsa modern Conza in Lucania or Consentia in Bruttium.

    The Spartacus War

  • The psalms in question would be well suited for pilgrim-song.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This is due, in large part, to semantic confusion: If the person in question has a bad impression of the word psychic, the reaction to my latter comment also will be negative.


  • It was no wonder the silver-haired man was familiar; now that his eyes were used to the pub atmosphere, Cormac could see that the man in question was Garrett Devaney—the policeman he and Nora had met down in Galway.


  • In order to ensure that families could resolve their cases in a timely manner, Golkiewicz wrote, the plaintiffs and the government had agreed to address the “general causation” theories—“i.e., whether the vaccinations in question can cause autism and/or similar disorders, and if so in what circumstances”—as part of a single “Omnibus Autism Proceeding.”

    The Panic Virus

  • Those who have engaged in this attempt have failed to realize that Pulci was an inveterate joker and that the passages in question figure among the least serious of the poem.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • By now, I have no doubt, you have been lectured ad nauseam about this petty point, so I shall just briefly confirm what you already know; i.e., that the term in question ought to be either “lingua interrupta”—or, stylistically more preferable—“oratia interrupta,” or, if you insist on “interruptus”—and who would not under such circumstance—the noun ought to be “sermo,” which is masculine, and thus in agreement with the adjective.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Fred Fleitz, a career CIA officer detailed to my staff, had found the language in question in intelligence assessments, and on February 12 had followed the routine procedure for seeking declassification by sending it to INR, the “intelligence” office in the State Department, and asking INR to circulate it within the IC.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • As Kyle told her his story, Kirsten could picture the night in question three years ago—back when Kyle was Paul Stone … a senior banquet … a beautiful spring night … hanging out with close friends …

    After Hours


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