interrogation point

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n interrogation point a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
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Usage

In literature:

But here the point of interrogation, already encountered elsewhere, erects itself once again.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Then he pointed in several directions towards the south, and looked interrogatively.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
The interrogation point is used at the end of every direct question.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
At this point, Cantrell, another of the interrogation group, turned away in disgust.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
An interrogation point after the number or title of a picture indicates that its attribution to the given painter is doubtful.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
Put periods (or interrogation points as required) at the ends of the sentences.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
Use the interrogation point after every direct question.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
The skipper, however, at once interrogated him on the point.
"The Island Treasure" by John Conroy Hutcheson
His countenance was an interrogation-point.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
Once we questioned a victim, our interrogation-points assuming the shape of huge wedges of bread and jam.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
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In news:

Her restaurant, Le Point d'Interrogation in Dakar, Senegal , is lauded for its authentic local dishes.
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In science:

The homogeneity and the stability of the magnetic field in the interrogation region is a crucial point for the experiment. A magnetic field of 203 nT is produced by a main solenoid (length 815 mm, diameter 220 mm) and a set of 4 compensation coils.
Testing Lorentz Invariance using Zeeman Transitions in Atomic Fountains
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