interrogation

[ in-ter-uh-gey-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˌtɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of interrogating; questioning.
an instance of being interrogated: He seemed shaken after his interrogation.
a question; inquiry.
a written list of questions.
an interrogation point; question mark.

Nearby words

  1. interreligious,
  2. interrex,
  3. interrobang,
  4. interrog.,
  5. interrogate,
  6. interrogation mark,
  7. interrogation point,
  8. interrogative,
  9. interrogative sentence,
  10. interrogator

Origin of interrogation

1350–1400; Middle English interrogacio(u)n < Latin interrogātiōn- (stem of interrogātiō). See interrogate, -ion

Related formsin·ter·ro·ga·tion·al, adjectivere·in·ter·ro·ga·tion, nounself-in·ter·ro·ga·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for interrogation

interrogation

/ (ɪnˌtɛrəˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

the technique, practice, or an instance of interrogating
a question or query
telecomm the transmission of one or more triggering pulses to a transponder
Derived Formsinterrogational, adjective

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