interrogative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj interrogative relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
    • adj interrogative relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood "not all questions have an interrogative construction"
    • n interrogative a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply "he asked a direct question","he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
    • n interrogative some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Interrogative (Gram) A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?
    • a Interrogative Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as, an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interrogative Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.
    • n interrogative In grammar, a word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: as, who? what? which? why?
    • n interrogative A question; an interrogation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Interrogative denoting a question: expressed as a question
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interrogativus,: cf. F. interrogatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. interrogāre, -ātuminter, between, rogāre, to ask.

Usage

In literature:

He interrogated them: Did their captains take care of them?
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
But to one and all of his interrogations I gave the retort courteous.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
I have authority to hold hearings, and subpoena witnesses, and interrogate them under veridication.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
The interrogator came over to the table.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
Interrogative words usually stand first, the same as in English.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
She again repeated her interrogations, to which I returned the same answer.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Interrogate a Guinea negro, for him beauty is a black oily skin, deep-set eyes, a flat nose.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
Even the silent maid had found voice for interrogation.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
It was during a relay that Porthos ventured to interrogate Aramis discreetly.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Being interrogated, he said he came to pass some time in Italy for the benefit of the air.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
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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:

The outcome reflects the partisan friction that continues to surround the CIA 's use of waterboarding and other severe interrogation techniques four years after they were forbidden.
Solicitor General Taco Stein said authorities are still investigating and are interrogating a second suspect.
The moral choices on interrogations.
'Zero Dark Thirty's' screenwriter on interrogation debate.
Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging work in this area.
An intimate interrogation of Jon Dee Graham.
WikiLeaks said a number of documents it was releasing related to interrogation of detainees , and these showed direct physical violence was prohibited.
In an industry in which editorial content and advertising sometimes seem to merge, DIS 's editorial mission is to interrogate and collapse hierarchies.
Caught on videotape, Williams' confession offers a rare glimpsed into interrogation techniques.
Keyes' Interrogation Videos, APD Press Conference.
ACLU tells OAS panel that US interrogation of terror suspect Padilla was torture.
The video of police interrogating former UVA student George Huguely was made public for the first time Tuesday.
Former CIA official Jose A Rodriguez Jr.'s memoir of post-Sept 11 interrogations reveals the mind-set that led to harsh questioning and the destruction of tapes of it.
Former CIA spy boss made an unhesitating call to destroy interrogation tapes.
Police said Rose agreed to show police where Edhegard's body was after being interrogated.
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In science:

A simple non-interferometric “quantum interrogation” method is proposed which uses evanescent wave sensing with frustrated total internal reflection on a surface.
A Simple "Quantum Interrogation" Method
The best known quantum interrogation method is the Elitzur-Vaidman (EV) method .
A Simple "Quantum Interrogation" Method
That is, we determine the outcome of each LSO in turn—discovery, yes or no, with possible followon observations and alternative time costs in Table 2—by interrogating a Bernoulli random deviate with probability P , and interpreting “1” as a discovery and “0” as no discovery.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
This change in the source of the empirical data allows the scientific method to be applied to several aspects of physical reality that previously resisted systematic interrogation.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
The approach to vision science proposed in this paper supports systematic progress while also mandating a comprehensive interrogation of an important aspect of physical reality.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
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