questioning

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questioning the existence of God agnosticism
questioning a statement and demanding an explanation challenge
(law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination cross-examination
(law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness direct examination
instance of questioning enquiry , inquiry , interrogation , query , question
formal systematic questioning examination , interrogation , interrogatory
questioning with harshness inquisition
questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists interview
(law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality objection
form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours prolonged interrogation
(law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination redirect examination , reexamination
admission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning Socratic irony
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