1. [syn: question mark, interrogation point]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interrogation \In*ter`ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. interrogatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of interrogating or questioning;
examination by questions; an instance of interrogating;
2. A question put; an inquiry.
3. A point, mark, or sign, thus [?], indicating that the
sentence with which it is connected is a question. It is
used to express doubt, or to mark a query. Usually called
a question mark; called also interrogation point.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: In works printed in the Spanish language this mark is
not only placed at the end of an interrogative
sentence, but is also placed, inverted [as thus
([iques])], at the beginning.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to
indicate a question [syn: question mark, interrogation