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Interrogation point   /ɪntˌɛrəgˈeɪʃən pɔɪnt/   Listen
Interrogation point

noun
1.
A punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question.  Synonym: question mark.






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"Interrogation point" Quotes from Famous Books



... interrogation point! And beneath that: Where is Michael Petroff? An appeal to the public! But look at this, in the little Feuilleton: Michael Petroff, a Captain in the Russian army, has just completed his six-volume work on Shooting Stars. All the scientific journals are praising the ...
— The German Classics, v. 20 - Masterpieces of German Literature • Various

... dictionaries. When David "cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!" [442] he uttered two exclamations, but they included all his words. He did not, like my critic above, set off his first word with an interrogation point, or any other point. But, says Peirce, "These words are used in exclaiming, and are what all know them to be, exclamations; as I call them. May I not call them what they are?"—Ibid. Yes, truly. But to exclaim is to cry out, and consequently ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown



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