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[in-ter-uh-gey-shuh n] /ɪnˌtɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən/

the act of ; questioning.
an instance of being :
He seemed shaken after his interrogation.
a question; inquiry.
a written list of questions.
an ; question mark.
the technique, practice, or an instance of interrogating
a question or query
(telecomm) the transmission of one or more triggering pulses to a transponder

late 14c., “a questioning; a set of questions,” from Old French interrogacion (13c.) or directly from Latin interrogationem (nominative interrogatio) “a question, questioning, interrogation,” noun of action from past participle stem of interrogare “to ask, question, inquire, interrogate,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + rogare “ask, to question” (see rogation).


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