What does Interrogation mean?

Definitions for Interrogationɪnˌtɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Interrogation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence(noun)

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

    "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

  2. interrogation(noun)

    a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder

  3. interrogation, examination, interrogatory(noun)

    formal systematic questioning

  4. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(noun)

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"


  1. interrogation(Noun)

    The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.

  2. interrogation(Noun)

    A question put; an inquiry.

  3. interrogation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interrogation(noun)

    the act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry

  2. Interrogation(noun)

    a question put; an inquiry

  3. Interrogation(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [L. interrogatio: cf. F. interrogation.]


  1. Interrogation

    Interrogation is interviewing as commonly employed by officers of the police, military, and Intelligence agencies with the goal of extracting a confession or obtaining information. Subjects of interrogation are often the suspects, victims, or witnesses of a crime. Interrogation may involve a diverse array of techniques, ranging from developing a rapport with the subject to outright torture.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interrogation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interrogation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Hawkins:

    This was due to concerns expressed about his past work related to interrogation techniques.

  2. John Brennan:

    It is our considered view that the detainees who were subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques provided information that was useful and was used in the ultimate operation to go against Bin Laden.

  3. John Brennan:

    There were no easy answers, and whatever your views are on [enhanced interrogation techniques], our nation and in particular this agency did a lot of things right during this difficult time to keep this country strong and secured.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    We don't rely entirely on documents because you need to know the context, you need to know what was in the mind of the person referred to, they had over two years to interview and talk to anybody involved including the highest officials who were never excluded from interrogation in principle, but who were never spoken to, and then they end up releasing every single report without any of that.

  5. Leonard Rubenstein:

    The order represents a recognition that Guantanamo Bay commanders were demanding activities by psychologists incompatible with the ethics of the psychological profession, that is not the end of the story regarding health professional participation in interrogation, though, as the directives that establish standards for health professionals throughout the military and which allow health professional participation in interrogation remain in place.

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