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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˌteɹ.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

  • Generally used with the preposition under: "He is under interrogation about last night's events."

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

interrogation f (plural interrogations)

  1. questioning, interrogation
  2. (grammar) interrogative, question
  3. (computing) query
  4. examen, often unexpected

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