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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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  • Once—twice—thrice—involuntarily did I repeat the self-interrogation.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • The question is asked, not in bitterness, but to suggest a self-interrogation to the instincts of war.

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

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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