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English noun: interrogation

1. interrogation (communication) a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply


SamplesHe asked a direct question.
He had trouble phrasing his interrogations.


Synonymsinterrogative, interrogative sentence, question


Broader (hypernym)sentence


Narrower (hyponym)cross-question, leading question, yes-no question

2. interrogation (communication) a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder


Broader (hypernym)transmission

3. interrogation (communication) formal systematic questioning


Synonymsexamination, interrogatory


Broader (hypernym)inquiring, questioning


Narrower (hyponym)catechism, cross-examination, debriefing, deposition, direct examination, inquisition, interview, redirect examination, reexamination, third degree

4. interrogation (communication) an instance of questioning


SamplesThere was a question about my training.
We made inquiries of all those who were present.


Synonymsenquiry, inquiry, query, question


Broader (hypernym)inquiring, questioning


Antonymsanswer









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