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 for question mark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interrogation \In*ter`ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. interrogatio: cf. F.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act or process of interrogating or questioning;
        examination by questions; an instance of interrogating;
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A question put; an inquiry.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  question mark
      n 1: a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to
           indicate a question [syn: question mark, interrogation

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "question mark":
     Chinese puzzle, baffling problem, bone of contention,
     brain twister, catechism, cross-interrogatory, cross-question,
     crossword puzzle, crux, debating point, demand, enigma,
     enigmatic question, feeler, floorer, inquiry, interrogation,
     interrogative, interrogatory, issue, jigsaw puzzle, knot,
     knotty point, leader, leading question, mind-boggler, moot point,
     mystery, nut to crack, perplexed question, perplexity,
     point at issue, point in question, poser, problem, puzzle,
     puzzlement, puzzler, query, question, question at issue, quodlibet,
     sixty-four dollar question, sticker, stumper, topic,
     tough proposition, trial balloon, vexed question, why

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  question mark
      "?", ASCII character 63.
     Common names: query; ITU-T: question mark; ques.  Rare:
     whatmark; INTERCAL: what; wildchar; huh; hook; buttonhook;
     Question mark is used, along with colon for C's lazy
     triadic "if" operator (similar to the IIF function in
     Visual Basic).  The expression x?y:z evaluates x, then if x
     is true it returns y else it returns z.
     In Unix shell file name patterns, question mark matches
     any single character.

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