2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Interrogation \In*ter'ro*ga"tion\, noun [L. interrogatio: cf. F. interrogation.]

1. The act or process of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; an instance of interrogating; inquiry.

2. A question put; an inquiry.

3. 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. Usually called a {question mark}; called also {interrogation point}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: In works printed in the Spanish language this mark is not only placed at the end of an interrogative sentence, but is also placed, inverted [as thus ([iques])], at the beginning.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations" [syn: {question}, {interrogation}, {interrogative}, {interrogative sentence}]

2: a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder

3: formal systematic questioning [syn: {interrogation}, {examination}, {interrogatory}]

4: an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present" [syn: {question}, {inquiry}, {enquiry}, {query}, {interrogation}] [ant: {answer}]

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