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interview

[in-ter-vyoo] /ˈɪn tərˌvyu/
noun
1.
a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person:
a job interview.
2.
a meeting or conversation in which a writer or reporter asks questions of one or more persons from whom material is sought for a newspaper story, television broadcast, etc.
3.
the report of such a conversation or meeting.
verb (used with object)
4.
to have an interview with in order to question, consult, or evaluate:
to interview a job applicant; to interview the president.
verb (used without object)
5.
to have an interview; be interviewed (sometimes followed by with):
She interviewed with eight companies before accepting a job.
6.
to give or conduct an interview:
to interview to fill job openings.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; inter- + view; replacing enterview < Middle French entrevue, noun use of feminine of entrevu, past participle of entrevoir to glimpse
Related forms
interviewable, adjective
preinterview, noun, verb (used with object)
quasi-interviewed, adjective
reinterview, noun, verb (used with object)
self-interview, noun
uninterviewed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interview

interview

/ˈɪntəˌvjuː/
noun
1.
a conversation with or questioning of a person, usually conducted for television, radio, or a newspaper
2.
a formal discussion, esp one in which an employer assesses an applicant for a job
verb
3.
to conduct an interview with (someone)
4.
(intransitive) to be interviewed, esp for a job: he interviewed well and was given the position
Derived Forms
interviewee, noun
interviewer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French entrevue; see inter-, view
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Word Origin and History for interview
n.

1510s, "face-to-face meeting, formal conference," from Middle French entrevue, verbal noun from s'entrevoir "to see each other, visit each other briefly, have a glimpse of," from entre- "between" (see inter-) + Old French voir "to see" (from Latin videre; see vision). Modern French interview is from English. Journalistic sense is first attested 1869 in American English.

The 'interview,' as at present managed, is generally the joint product of some humbug of a hack politician and another humbug of a newspaper reporter. ["The Nation," Jan. 28, 1869]

v.

"to have a personal meeting," 1540s, from interview (n.). Related: Interviewed; interviewing.

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