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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


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