interrogation

[ in-ter-uh-gey-shuhn ]
/ 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.

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Origin of interrogation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM interrogation

in·ter·ro·ga·tion·al, adjectivere·in·ter·ro·ga·tion, nounself-in·ter·ro·ga·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for interrogation

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

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

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 forms of interrogation

interrogational, adjective
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