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Webster 1913 Edition


Interrogation

In-terˊro-ga′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
interrogatio
: cf. F.
interrogation
.]
1.
The act or process of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; an instance of interrogating; inquiry.
2.
A question put; an inquiry.
☞ In works printed in the Spanish language this mark is not only placed at the end of an interrogative sentence, but is also placed, inverted [as thus (¿)], at the beginning.

Webster 1828 Edition


Interrogation

INTERROGA'TION

,
Noun.
The act of questioning; examination by questions.
1.
A question put; inquiry.
2.
A note that marks a question; as, does Job serve God for naught?

Definition 2022


interrogation

interrogation

English

Noun

interrogation (plural interrogations)

  1. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
  2. A question put; an inquiry.
  3. ?, Indicates that the sentence with which it is connected is a question. It is used to express doubt, or to mark a query. Also called an interrogation point or question mark.

Usage notes

  • Preposition under is generally used for the person or matter that is being investigated; Johnny is under interrogation about the last night's events.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛ.ʁɔ.ɡa.sjɔ̃/

Noun

interrogation f (plural interrogations)

  1. questioning, interrogation
  2. (grammar) interrogative, question
  3. (computing) query

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