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Also called interrogation point, interrogation mark. a mark indicating a question: usually, as in English, the mark (?) placed after a question.
something unanswered or unknown:
His identity is still a question mark to most of us.
an anglewing butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis, having silver spots shaped like a question mark on the underside of each hind wing.
the punctuation mark ?, used at the end of questions and in other contexts where doubt or ignorance is implied
this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to a possible mistake, as in a chess commentary
an element of doubt or uncertainty

A punctuation mark (?) that follows a direct question: “Is Ralph really seven feet tall?”


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