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A question or inquiry which requires more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From classical Latin percontatiōn-, percontatiō action of questioning, particular question from percontāt-, past participial stem of percontārī (also percontāre) to inquire, interrogate + -iō.
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