interrogation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French interrogacion, from Latin interrogātiō, from interrogō, from inter-(between; among) + rogō(ask; request). Equivalent to inter- + rogation.

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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.

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  • 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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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛ.ʁɔ.ɡa.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

interrogation f ‎(plural interrogations)

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

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