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interrogative

[in-tuh-rog-uh-tiv] /ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or conveying a question.
2.
Grammar. forming, constituting, or used in or to form a question:
an interrogative pronoun, suffix, particle, or sentence.
noun
3.
Grammar. an interrogative word, element, or construction, as who? and what?
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; < Late Latin interrogātīvus. See interrogate, -ive
Related forms
interrogatively, adverb
uninterrogative, adjective
uninterrogatively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interrogatively

interrogative

/ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətɪv/
adjective
1.
asking or having the nature of a question
2.
denoting a form or construction used in asking a question
3.
denoting or belonging to a class of words, such as which and whom, that are determiners, adjectives, or pronouns and serve to question which individual referent or referents are intended Compare demonstrative, relative
noun
4.
an interrogative word, phrase, sentence, or construction
5.
a question mark
Derived Forms
interrogatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interrogatively

interrogative

adj.

c.1500, from Late Latin interrogativus "pertaining to a question," from Latin interrogat-, past participle stem of interrogare (see interrogation) + -ive.

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