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Meaning of "question time" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUESTION TIME

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUESTION TIME

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Question time 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 TIME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Question time

Question time in a parliament occurs when members of the parliament ask questions of government ministers, which they are obliged to answer. It usually occurs daily while parliament is sitting, though it can be cancelled in exceptional circumstances. Question time originated in the Westminster system of the United Kingdom, and occurs in other countries, mostly Commonwealth countries, who use the system. In practice, the questions asked in question time are usually pre-arranged by the organisers of each party; although the questions are usually without notice. Questions from government backbenchers are either intended to allow the Minister to discuss the virtues of government policy, or to attack the opposition. A typical format of such a government backbencher's question might be "Could the Minister discuss the benefits of the government's initiative on <issue>, and is the Minister aware of any alternative policies in this area?"...

Definition of question time in the English dictionary

The definition of question time in the dictionary is a period of time set aside each day for members to question government ministers.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTION TIME

question
question mark
question master
question of fact
question of law
Question Period
question tag
questionability
questionable
questionableness
questionably
questionary
questionee
questioner
questioning
questioningly
questionist
questionless
questionlessly
questionnaire

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTION TIME

ahead of time
all the time
at one time
at the same time
big time
from time to time
full time
in good time
in no time
in the fullness of time
in the nick of time
in time
local time
on time
once upon a time
opening time
real time
short time
summer time
the big time
time

Synonyms and antonyms of question time in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «question time» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUESTION TIME

Find out the translation of question time to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of question time 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 time» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

答问
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el turno de preguntas
570 millions of speakers

English

question time
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रश्न समय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسألة وقت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вопрос времени
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

período de perguntas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশ্ন সময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´heure des questions
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masa tanya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zeit für Fragen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

質問時間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질문 시간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wektu takon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hiện câu hỏi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேள்வி நேரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रश्न वेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soru Zamanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

question time
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czas pytanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питання часу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

timp întrebare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

την ώρα των ερωτήσεων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraetyd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frågestund
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spørretime
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of question time

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION TIME»

The term «question time» is regularly used and occupies the 61.483 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTION TIME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about question time

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTION TIME»

Discover the use of question time in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to question time and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Question Time: 150 Questions and Answers on the Catholic Faith
The book is written in an easy-to-read style and contains a wealth of information, invaluable for anyone who is interested in the Catholic faith or who is in a position to hand on the faith themselves: priests, teachers, catechists, parents ...
Father John Flader, 2010
2
Birds
Uses a question and answer format to provide information about such things as how birds live, fly, and migrate, as well as why some birds are in danger of extinction.
Angela Wilkes, 2002
3
Gardener's Question Time: Plant Chooser
Showcases 700 plants and many more varieties, placing them in the calendar when they are at their best. This book is inspired by the 'plant of the week' feature on BBC Radio 4's gardening programme.
John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, 2008
4
Question Time: Human Body
Why do you have two ears? How do muscles work? and Why do some people wear glasses? These are some of the questions answered in this informative and lively title which will help children understand the human body from head to toe.
Angela Wilkes, 2001
5
Question Time: People and Politics in Pakistan
Humorous articles; previously published in the weekly Friday times, Lahore.
Khālid Ḥasan, 1992
6
Question Time: Reptiles
Answers simple questions about different kinds of reptiles, where they live, how they defend themselves, what peculiar behaviors they exhibit, and more.
Claire Llewellyn, 2002
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Question Time: Seashore
Explores the seashore, looking at the variety of animals, plants, and birds that live in and around the ocean and shore.
Angela Wilkes, 2001
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Question Time: Sharks
Explores the habitat of many types of sharks, including great white and hammerhead sharks, and provides answers to questions such as, "Where do sharks live?" and "What is the smallest shark?"
Stephen Savage, 2002
9
Question Time: Rainforest
Uses a question and answer format to provide information about the animals and plants that live in rain forests.
Angela Wilkes, 2002
10
Question Time: Creepy Crawlies
Explores the world of insects including different species, where they live, and what they eat.
Jim Bruce, Editors of Kingfisher, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUESTION TIME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term question time is used in the context of the following news items.
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Katie Hopkins show produced by Dapper Laughs creator & Question
The co-creators of controversial ITV2 series Dapper Laughs On The Pull have partnered with Question Time indie Mentorn Media on a Katie Hopkins-fronted ... «Broadcast, Jun 15»
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Evesham school welcomes new MP for Question Time-style event
Evesham school welcomes new MP for Question Time-style event ... play, additional time on the scooter track or a biscuit – with the biscuit storming to victory. «Worcester News, May 15»
3
Dartford General Election candidates take part in Question Time
History teacher Warren Valentine chaired the Question Time-style hustings debate, ... from each of the candidates before moving on to the pre-written questions. «Kent Online, May 15»
4
Matthew Klesel: Question Time
Matthew Klesel: Question Time. Saturday 25 April ... We asked Braintree's Lib Dem hopeful Matthew Klesel six questions, but only gave him 50 words to answer. «Braintree and Witham Times, Apr 15»
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Don't miss BFP's 'Question Time' election hustings in Wycombe next …
Your Bucks Free Press has teamed up with the Wycombe branch of national campaigning organisation, 38 Degrees, to present two Question Time style debates ... «Bucks Free Press, Apr 15»
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War reporter Martin Bell returns to Taunton for election special …
... Tickets cost £10 or £3 for students. The Question Time takes place at Richard Huish College in Taunton on Thursday, April 30, at 6pm. «Somerset County Gazette, Apr 15»
7
Garry Cockrill: Question Time
We asked Witham's Ukip hopeful Garry Cockrill six questions, but only gave him 50 words to answer. These are the results: 1. What do think about the current ... «Braintree and Witham Times, Apr 15»
8
Education issues under the spotlight at special question time session
MORE than 80 people attended a special education question time in Bolton tonight to quiz politicians on the recent changes in education. Free schools, testing ... «The Bolton News, Apr 15»
9
Janet Street-Porter set for Question Time appearance in Bolton
“If nothing else, programmes like Question Time allow the debate to happen and reason not to be shut down by extreme groups from any side shouting the ... «The Bolton News, Mar 15»
10
'Massively out of touch' Boris Johnson heckled at People's Question
The Mayor of London was heckled and booed at a People's Question Time event this evening. Boris Johnson and members of the Greater London Assembly ... «Haringey Independent, Mar 15»

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