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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
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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British Dictionary definitions for self-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 self-interrogation
interrogation
late 14c., "a questioning," from O.Fr. interrogation (13c.), from L. interrogationem (nom. interrogatio) "a question, questioning," from interrogatus, pp. of interrogare, from inter- "between" + rogare "ask, to question" (see rogation).
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