Definition of Interrogation

1. Noun. A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply. "He had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

Exact synonyms: Interrogative, Interrogative Sentence, Question
Generic synonyms: Sentence
Specialized synonyms: Cross-question, Leading Question, Yes-no Question
Derivative terms: Interrogate, Question, Question

2. Noun. A transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder.
Generic synonyms: Transmission
Derivative terms: Interrogate

3. Noun. Formal systematic questioning.

4. Noun. An instance of questioning. "We made inquiries of all those who were present"
Exact synonyms: Enquiry, Inquiry, Query, Question
Generic synonyms: Inquiring, Questioning
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire, Interrogate, Query, Question, Question, Question
Antonyms: Answer

Definition of Interrogation

1. n. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.

Definition of Interrogation

1. Noun. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry. ¹

2. Noun. A question put; an inquiry. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Interrogation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interrogation

interridge distance
interrogation (current term)
interrogation mark
interrogation marks
interrogation point
interrogation points
interrogative adjective
interrogative adjectives
interrogative mood
interrogative pronoun
interrogative pronouns

Literary usage of Interrogation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"interrogation from an interrogator between whom and the respondent the affections are in either of these states, may, to distinguish this case from the ..."

2. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Uses of interrogation, as applied to the CHAPTER IX. Of interrogation ... On whom ought interrogation to be gation to the extraction of testimony, 333 4. ..."

3. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"Records of the Combined Military interrogation Center (CMIC) 11.15 The Combined Military interrogation Center (CMIC) was established as a result of a 1965 ..."

4. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elementary Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, John Archibald Russell (1882)
"As, however, the introduction of judicial interrogation into this country ... In favor of judicial interrogation it is argued, first, that it is the duty of ..."

5. The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Examples for by Goold Brown (1851)
"Questions expressed directly as such, should always be fol lowed by the note of interrogation ; as, " In life, can love be bought with gold ? ..."

6. The Grammar of English Grammars: With an Introduction, Historical and by Goold Brown (1858)
"With much bettor taste, some writers denote unt- uniformly thus: (7.) "The Nota of interrogation,"—"The Note of Exclamation. ..."

7. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an by Lindley Murray (1811)
"A note of interrogation is used at the end of an interrogative sentence ; that is, when a question is asked : as, " Who will accompany me ? ..."

8. A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges by John Seely Hart (1892)
"An interrogation Point is used for marking questions. Note 1. In regard to the portion of discourse marked off by it, the interrogation Point is equivalent ..."

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