• WordNet 3.6
    • n interrogation an instance of questioning "there was a question about my training","we made inquiries of all those who were present"
    • n interrogation formal systematic questioning
    • n interrogation a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply "he asked a direct question","he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
    • n interrogation a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Interrogation 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.
    • Interrogation A question put; an inquiry.
    • Interrogation The act or process of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; an instance of interrogating; inquiry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interrogation The act of questioning; examination by questions.
    • n interrogation A question put; an inquiry.
    • n interrogation Any proposition doubted or called in question in the disputations with which, during the prevalence of scholasticism, boys were exercised in the schools.
    • n interrogation See interrogation-point.
    • n interrogation Synonyms Query, Inquiry, etc. See question, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Interrogation act of interrogating: a question put: the mark placed after a question (?)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interrogatio,: cf. F. interrogation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. interrogāre, -ātuminter, between, rogāre, to ask.


In literature:

He nodded to Sergeant Lumbe, whom he knew, and glanced interrogatively at Caldew.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
As you owe the Seigneur your duty, take your guests up to Fort Amitie to-morrow and let them be interrogated.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Interrogative: What ship are you?
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
At the end of every sentence unless interrogative or exclamatory.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
In fact, he was still sounding off when they got him into the interrogation room.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
She approaches the couch with a look of solicitude, mingled with interrogation.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
What interrogation points, what wonderful mysteries, what wit-sharpeners are ever before the farmer boy, whichever way he turns!
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
One of the men could speak a little Lingua Franca, and the prisoners were interrogated as to the vessels to windward.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The youth explained in French quite as much broken as that of his interrogator.
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
He paused, his look resting upon me with an interrogation.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
The interrogative pronoun has other functions besides making an interrogation.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
An interrogation sometimes gives emphasis.
"How to Write Clearly" by Edwin A. Abbott
As agents of secret police, we are sent here to convey you for interrogation.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
He waited until his father had finished, and then interrogated him.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
There was irony mixed with anger in his reply, which was half interrogative.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Bois-Rose, noticing an interrogative expression upon the face of the young man, at once entered upon an explanation.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Duperon looked in the face of his principal, though without much show of interrogating him.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
After all, again, my lack of enterprise in interrogating Mr. Carville the night before was bearing fruit.
"Aliens" by William McFee
He tried to throw her off the track of her silent interrogations.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
What is meant by giving the answer "No" to a proposition put interrogatively?
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto

In poetry:

Some slept beneath the simulacra, until
The gods' faces froze. Then was fear.
Some had response in dreams, but morning restored
Interrogation. Then O then, O ruins!
"The Return" by John Peale Bishop

In news:

As a student in Syria under the Assad regime, Ausama Monajed was arrested and interrogated by security forces several times.
SANTA FE — Did Farmington detectives violate the constitutional rights of a murder suspect who says he was drunk on vodka while being interrogated.
Saddam interrogation was 'unique, historic opportunity'.
Police could get the tools to record suspect interrogations under new legislation being considered.
Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama frequently cited his desire to shutter the US military's detention and interrogation facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
George Piro, Saddam Hussein 's interrogator, speaks.
Report details detention, interrogation techniques.
Senate committee adopts interrogation study.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to approve an exhaustive study on the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program that critics have charged was akin to torture.
Keyes' Interrogation : Eagle River.
George Zimmerman and the Art of Interrogation .
Lamborn says no apology needed in child-porn interrogation of activist.
Authorities in Chicago have released a tape showing the police interrogation of William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson 's family, follow his arrest October 24, 2008, the same day the crimes occurred.
And beyond that, Soufan explained that different interrogators have methods that fit their own personalities.

In science:

The user can interrogate the contents of the knowledge base by asking queries in ACE.
Attempto Controlled English (ACE)
The management of examination scheduling is offered by WebCheck, which is a set of Perl programs for database interrogations and data presentation.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
Furthermore, RACE uses two cavities in order to interrogate the atomic frequency.
General Relativity in Space and Sensitive Tests of the Equivalence Principle
From the transition probability, measured on both sides of the central Ramsey fringe, we compute an error signal to lock the microwave interrogation frequency to the atomic transition using a digital servo loop.
Testing Lorentz Invariance using Zeeman Transitions in Atomic Fountains
The homogeneity and the stability of the magnetic field in the interrogation region is a crucial point for the experiment. A magnetic field of 203 nT is produced by a main solenoid (length 815 mm, diameter 220 mm) and a set of 4 compensation coils.
Testing Lorentz Invariance using Zeeman Transitions in Atomic Fountains
Finally, the low temperatures available with these sources eliminate signal losses due to expansion of the ensemble over long interferometer interrogation times.
Testing General Relativity with Atom Interferometry
We employ magnetic shielding, a rotation servo to null Earth rate during the interferometer interrogation time and, if necessary, strategically placed masses to ’shim’ the local gravity field.
Testing General Relativity with Atom Interferometry
Discussion.–By combining a long interrogation time, LMT beamsplitters and Heisenberg statistics, a groundbased interferometer could exceed the precision of present astrophysical tests of GR.
Testing General Relativity with Atom Interferometry
Traditionally, many parity violation experiments worked by observing the parity violation on an aspect of an interrogating laser beam, via optical rotation.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Trapping atoms in magnetic traps using atomchips [1, 2, 3] allows ultracold atoms or a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) to be manipulated and interrogated very close to the atomchip surface.
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances
Roughly speaking, the simplified version of the test consists of a computer being interrogated by a human via typewritten messages.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
The computer passes the test if the interrogator cannot tell if there is a computer or a human at the other end .
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
By varying the frequency of an interrogation signal (e.g. microwave or optical), one obtains a resonant signal when the frequency is tuned to the frequency of the atomic transition.
Does an atom interferometer test the gravitational redshift at the Compton frequency ?
Furthermore, in the simple case of a Lagrangian which is linear in z we find that the interferometer is symmetrical, i.e. the interrogation times are equal, T = T ′ .
Does an atom interferometer test the gravitational redshift at the Compton frequency ?
Turing predicted that by the year 2000, computers would be able to pass the Turing test at a reasonably sophisticated level, in particular, that the average interrogator would not be able to identify the computer correctly more than 70 per cent of the time after a five minute conversation.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test