interrogation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 (countable and uncountable, plural interrogations)

  1. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
  2. A question put; an inquiry.
  3. (dated) A question mark.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The preposition "under" is generally used with the verb "to be" (before the person or matter that is being investigated): He is under interrogation about last night's events.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin interrogātiō. Synchronically analysable as interroger +‎ -ation.

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
  4. examen, often unexpected

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