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Interrogation \In*ter`ro*ga"tion\, n. [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.

    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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "a question;" c.1500, "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).


n. 1 The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; 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. Called also interrogation point.

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

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

  3. formal systematic questioning [syn: 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] [ant: answer]


Interrogation (also called questioning) is interviewing as commonly employed by law enforcement officers, military personnel, and intelligence agencies with the goal of eliciting useful information. Interrogation may involve a diverse array of techniques, ranging from developing a rapport with the subject, to outright torture.

Interrogation (1982 film)

Interrogation is a 1982 Polish film about false imprisonment under the Stalinist pro-Soviet Polish regime in the early 1950s. An ordinary, apolitical woman refuses to cooperate with the abusive system and its officials, who are trying to force her to incriminate a former incidental lover, now an accused political prisoner. It was directed by Ryszard Bugajski. Due to its anti-communist themes, the Polish communist government banned the film from public viewing for over seven years, until the 1989 dissolution of the Eastern Bloc allowed it to see the light of day. The film had its first theatrical release in December 1989 in Poland and was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, where Krystyna Janda won the award for Best Actress and the film itself was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Despite the film's controversial initial reception and subsequent banning, it garnered a cult fanbase through the circulation of illegally taped VHS copies, which director Ryszard Bugajski secretly helped to leak out to the general public.

Interrogation (disambiguation)

Interrogation is interviewing for the purpose of gaining information.

Interrogation or The Interrogation may also refer to:

  • Interrogation (1979 film), a 1979 Soviet crime/drama film
  • Interrogation (1982 film), a 1982 Polish drama film
  • The Interrogation (film) (Kuulustelu), a 2009 Finnish war film
  • The Interrogation (2015 film) (Visaranai), a 2015 Indian docudrama crime-thriller film
  • Interrogation (2016 film), an upcoming American action film
  • " The Interrogation", an episode of the 1960s television series Dragnet
  • Le Procès-Verbal (English title: The Interrogation), the debut novel of J. M. G. Le Clézio
Interrogation (1979 film)

Interrogation - is a 1979 Soviet film, filmed by " Azerbaijanfilm" studio. The film premiered in April 1980 in Moscow.

Interrogation (2016 film)

Interrogation is an upcoming action thriller film directed by Stephen Reynolds from a screenplay by Adam Rodin and Michael Finch. The film stars Adam Copeland and C.J. Perry. The film is the 3rd instalment in the Action Six Pack series of films.

Usage examples of "interrogation".

Islamabad, the first interrogation ended and he was delivered to agents Parr and Stern on the tarmac.

Yemenis found and arrested both Badawi and Quso, but did not let the FBI team participate in the interrogations.

November 11, the Yemenis provided the FBI with new information from the interrogations of Badawi and Quso, including descriptions of individuals from whom the detainees had received operational direction.

Bay--Juma al-Dosari, a Bahraini in his late twenties--had been under interrogation that yielded a disclosure.

Zack was undergoing personal interrogation over coffee and buns as well.

Otto and Pierre to kidnap this Philip Cardon and you then take him to Grafenau where we have excellent facilities for interrogation.

The following day Rosemary West, too, was remanded in custody there, and her interrogation at Cheltenham police station brought to an end.

In the interrogation rooms, you learned that biological humans were counted as humans, and that free converts were not.

In five minutes the dull noise of the curbstone market in Broad Street had leapt to a high note of frantic interrogation.

On the evening of September ninth, a pockmarked graduate student named Deccan Blendish stood in a crowd in Durbar Square to watch the first public interrogations of that season, a victory, if it can be called that, for a certain extreme faction in the school of law.

It endured the indignity of being leashed with the air of a prisoner enduring interrogation from the Deutsche or some equally fierce Big Uglies.

The first, which ended with the appearance, in convict prison, of generalised epileptic fits, was that of creative interrogation faced with the fact of illness.

Sabrina had ever been inside an interrogation room and what she found in Fribourg shattered the Hollywood image of four whitewashed walls with a table and two wooden chairs in the centre of a bare concrete floor and a single, naked bulb hanging from a piece of platted flex.

In postwar interrogations of Iraqi soldiers and officers, being without adequate food and water in the middle of the desert stood out as the first among various reasons that their frontline divisions collapsed in a mass of desertions, defections, and surrenders.

Atef and receipt of al Qaeda funds, see Intelligence report, interrogation of Hambali, Mar.