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Meaning of "Question Period" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUESTION PERIOD

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUESTION PERIOD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Question Period is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUESTION PERIOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Question Period

Question Period, known officially as Oral Questions occurs each sitting day in the Canadian House of Commons. According to the House of Commons Compendium, “The primary purpose of Question Period is to seek information from the Government and to call it to account for its actions.”...

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTION PERIOD

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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTION PERIOD

accounting period
base period
consultation period
cooling-off period
critical period
development period
Edo period
free period
glacial period
grace period
honeymoon period
incubation period
latency period
latent period
menstrual period
payback period
period
photoperiod
refractory period
study period
trial period

Synonyms and antonyms of Question Period in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Question Period» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUESTION PERIOD

Find out the translation of Question Period to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Question Period from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Question Period» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

提问阶段
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

período de preguntas
570 millions of speakers

English

Question Period
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रश्न काल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

السؤال الفترة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Вопрос Период
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pergunta período
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশ্নোত্তর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Période de questions
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tempoh Soalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frage Zeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

質問期間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질문 기간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitakonan Periode
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thời gian câu hỏi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேள்வி காலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रश्न कालावधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Soru Periyodu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

domanda Periodo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pytanie Okres
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питання Період
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Întrebarea Perioada
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ερώτηση Περίοδος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraag Tydperk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Fråga Period
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spørsmål periode
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Question Period

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION PERIOD»

The term «Question Period» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.505 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION PERIOD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Question Period» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Question Period» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Question Period

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTION PERIOD»

Discover the use of Question Period in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Question Period and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Beyond Question Period
In Beyond Question Period you travel with a Canadian Member of Parliament and discover how challenging, yet exhilirating, the work of an MP can be.
Roy Cullen, 2011
2
Gendered News: Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada
not surprising that so many MPs mentioned Question Period, because it is the only aspect of parliamentary activity that receives habitual news coverage. Lacking in drama and conflict, legislative debates and points of order do not make for ...
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, 2013
3
Agenda-setting Dynamics in Canada
Another difference between this and previous Hansard measures is that this measure uses only Question Period. Because independent measures are collected for committee reports and bill discussions, most other discussion periods in the ...
Stuart Neil Soroka, 2002
4
The Provincial Political Systems: Comparative Essays
In every legislature there is a daily question period except in Nova Scotia, where it takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, and in British Columbia, where it takes place every day except Friday. The length of the question period varies ...
David J. Bellamy, Jon H. Pammett, Donald Cameron Rowat, 1976
5
Political Management in Canada: Conversations on Statecraft
Borins: I guess the quintessence of the competition for power is Question Period. As Premier, how did you prepare for it? What tactics did you use to survive it? Blakeney: We tried to deal with Question Period seriously. Almost unbelievably ...
Allan Blakeney, Sandford F. Borins, 1998
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Opening Doors Wider: Women's Political Engagement in Canada
Marked gender divides can be discerned in the ways MPs assessed Question Period in the House of Commons. Of the twenty interviewees (eleven women, nine men) who mentioned Question Period in response to a question about news  ...
Sylvia B. Bashevkin, 2009
7
The Government and Politics of Ontario
Despite some differences among print, radio, and television reporters, there are some common patterns: reliance on government announcements and question period for the bulk of news, a concept of newsworthiness that stresses human ...
Graham White, 1997
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Breaking the Bargain: Public Servants, Ministers, and Parliament
22 Ministers and their departments cannot always predict queries in the daily question period. The government invests considerable resources in the Prime Minister's Office, in other central agencies (such as the Privy Council Office and the ...
Donald J. Savoie, 2003
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The Politics of Public Management: The HRDC Audit of Grants ...
If most college students know that the federal government operates as responsible government, then every citizen knows that question period operates as political theatre played out in the glare of the media. What most citizens know about ...
David A. Good, 2003
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Legislatures
To say that some theatre is involved in question period is an understatement, but to suggest that the importance of ... The infamy of question period, however, is not difficult to understand, given that insults are hurled across the floor of the ...
David C. Docherty, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUESTION PERIOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Question Period is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stephen Harper only attended 35% of question periods this year …
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has avoided more question periods from opposition in the House of Commons in 2015 more than any other year since first taking ... «Vancity Buzz, May 15»
2
Harper dodging more question periods than ever, data show
Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Sean Kilpatrick / THE ... «Ottawa Citizen, May 15»
3
Question Period tweets from the CBC's Adam Hunter: May 5
It's time for Question Period, Cinco de Mayo edition, and Adam Hunter will be there, covering the ... I'm live tweeting Question Period on this beautiful afternoon. «CBC.ca, May 15»
4
'Very large' infrastructure announcements on the horizon: industry …
Speaking to CTV's Question Period, Moore acknowledged the long-time "gap" between the provinces and federal government on the issue of infrastructure. «CTV News, Apr 15»
5
Joe Oliver avoiding Question Period so he can prepare the federal …
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver has been avoiding Question Period to spend more time preparing his budget, his spokeswoman said Thursday as ... «National Post, Mar 15»
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Christy Clark says we could 'regret' giving away personal freedoms …
In an interview on CTV's Question Period, the provincial leader said that Bill C-51 could "impinge" on the rights of Canadians, and requires "adequate oversight.". «CTV News, Mar 15»
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White Rock ends question period
According to Mayor Wayne Baldwin, question period “does not seem to be of any value.” Coun. Lynne Sinclair has stated question period “serves no purpose.”. «24 Hours Vancouver, Feb 15»
8
White Rock council removes question period
Question period is gone, not with a whimper, but with a bang – and a few choice words for elected officials. White Rock council voted this week to remove the ... «Peace Arch News, Feb 15»
9
Anti-terror bill briefing for MPs scheduled during question period
A briefing tomorrow for MPs regarding the government's proposed anti-terror legislation is set for a rather inconvenient time: the middle of question period. «CBC.ca, Jan 15»
10
White Rock council plans to end 'no value' question period
“There is plenty of opportunities for the public to engage in council, so to have a question period that is really ineffective, it doesn't seem to be doing much,” he ... «Peace Arch News, Jan 15»

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