interrogation

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French interrogacion, from Latin interrogatio

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Noun[edit]

interrogation (plural interrogations)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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Noun[edit]

interrogation f (plural interrogations)

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

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