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interrogation

[in-ter-uh-gey-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of interrogating; questioning.
2.
an instance of being interrogated:
He seemed shaken after his interrogation.
3.
a question; inquiry.
4.
a written list of questions.
5.
an interrogation point; question mark.
Origin of interrogation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English interrogacio(u)n < Latin interrogātiōn- (stem of interrogātiō). See interrogate, -ion
Related forms
interrogational, adjective
reinterrogation, noun
self-interrogation, noun
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  • With what modifications did the narrator reply to this interrogation?

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Again, Aggie studied him with a swift glance of interrogation.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The interrogation as it escaped my lips, was half involuntary, and needed no reply.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • The interrogation came with an abrupt force that cried of new suspicions.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Is it needful to state, that the original editions have, as they ought to have, a note of interrogation at "Baker?"

British Dictionary definitions for interrogation

interrogation

/ɪnˌtɛrəˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the technique, practice, or an instance of interrogating
2.
a question or query
3.
(telecomm) the transmission of one or more triggering pulses to a transponder
Derived Forms
interrogational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for interrogation
n.

late 14c., "a questioning; a set of questions," from Old French interrogacion (13c.) or directly from Latin interrogationem (nominative interrogatio) "a question, questioning, interrogation," noun of action from past participle stem of interrogare "to ask, question, inquire, interrogate," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + rogare "ask, to question" (see rogation).

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