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in question

Currently being discussed or under consideration. I just don't see how that is pertinent to the topic in question. The item in question is this scarf, which was discovered at the scene of the crime.
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in question

Under consideration, referring to the subject being discussed, as in No new facts have been discovered about the period in question. Shakespeare used this idiom in Cymbeline (1:1): "His father ... had, besides the gentleman in question, two other sons." [c. 1600] Also see call in question.
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in ˈquestion

(formal)
1 that is being discussed: On the day in question we were in Cardiff.The money in question doesn’t belong to you; it belongs to your sister.
2 in doubt; uncertain: The future of public transport is not in question.
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in question

Under consideration or discussion.
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