EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an instance of being interrogated: He seemed shaken after his interrogation. a question; inquiry. a written list of questions. Origin of interrogation 1350–1400; Middle English interrogacio(u)n
-ion Related forms in·ter·ro·ga·tion·al, adjective re·in·ter·ro·ga·tion, noun self-in·ter·ro·ga·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-interrogation Historical Examples of self-interrogation
Once—twice—thrice—involuntarily did I repeat the
The question is asked, not in bitterness, but to suggest a
self-interrogation to the instincts of war. British Dictionary definitions for self-interrogation 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 interrogational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-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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