questão

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See also: questaõ

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōnem (inquiry; question).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

questão f (plural questões)

  1. question (phrase asking for information)
    Synonym: (less formal) pergunta
  2. question (a request for an answer in a test)
    Synonym: pergunta
  3. matter; issue (a point in debate or controversy)
    Synonyms: tema, problema

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense “phrase asking for information” questão and pergunta can be used synonymously, although questão has a somewhat more formal and legal tone, with additional meanings.[1]

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:questão.

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Further reading[edit]

  • questão” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

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