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interview

[ in-ter-vyoo ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌvyu /
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noun

a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person: a job interview.
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.
the report of such a conversation or meeting.

verb (used with object)

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)

to have an interview; be interviewed (sometimes followed by with): She interviewed with eight companies before accepting a job.
to give or conduct an interview: to interview to fill job openings.

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Origin of interview

1505–15; inter- + view; replacing enterview<Middle French entrevue, noun use of feminine of entrevu, past participle of entrevoir to glimpse

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British Dictionary definitions for interview

interview
/ (ˈɪntəˌvjuː) /

noun

a conversation with or questioning of a person, usually conducted for television, radio, or a newspaper
a formal discussion, esp one in which an employer assesses an applicant for a job

verb

to conduct an interview with (someone)
(intr) to be interviewed, esp for a jobhe interviewed well and was given the position

Derived forms of interview

interviewee, nouninterviewer, noun

Word Origin for interview

C16: from Old French entrevue; see inter-, view
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