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Definitions of interrogation

  1. an instance of questioning; " there was a question about my training"; " we made inquiries of all those who were present"
  2. formal systematic questioning
  3. a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder
  4. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; " he asked a direct question"; " he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  5. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
  6. A question put; an inquiry.
  7. 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.
  8. A term that describes vigorous questioning, usually by the police of a suspect in custody. Other than providing his name and address, the suspect is not obligated to answer the questions, and the fact that he has remained silent generally cannot be used by the prosecution to help prove that he is guilty of a crime. If the suspect has asked for a lawyer, the police must cease questioning. If they do not, they cannot use the answers against the suspect at trial.
  9. The act of asking questions; a question; inquiry; a mark denoting a question.
  10. Act of interrogating: a question put: the mark of a question (?), orig. the first and last letters of L. quaestio, a question.
  11. Act of questioning; question; mark(?) denoting a question.
  12. Interregative.
  13. A questioning; query.
  14. An interrogation point(?).
  15. The act of interrogating; a question put; a note that marks a question, thus (?).
  16. Examination by questions asked; a question put; a mark, thus (?), to indicate that a question is asked.
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Quotes of interrogation

  1. The vast majority of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, even after interrogation had no further intel value whatsoever. – Janis Karpinski
  2. To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique. – Ted Koppel
  3. And I think that what is of concern is that they seem to be bringing skills from the scientific world into the interrogation room in a way that begs a lot of questions about whether it's ethical. – Jane Mayer
  4. Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on. – Jane Mayer
  5. Congress's definition of torture in those laws- the infliction of severe mental or physical pain- leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation. – John Yoo
  6. If the Court were to extend its reach to the base, judges could begin managing conditions of confinement, interrogation methods, and the use of information. – John Yoo
  7. Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi civilian who is not a member of the armed forces, has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces, the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks. – John Yoo

Usage examples for interrogation

  1. Interrogation seems indeed the proper style of majesty incensed. – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  2. The slightest interrogation irritates her beyond expression. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  3. Her tone was one partly of interrogation partly of command. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  4. But, as for him, doubtless she and her ingenuous interrogation had long since faded from his tumultuous life. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  5. The interrogation remained unanswered. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. He fell back, feeling strangely weary, and dazzling sparks danced before his fixed gaze like glittering notes of interrogation – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  7. A young man came to Hugh, and bent over the counter in a recipient position, like a live point of interrogation – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. And she went out again on tip- toe, softly closing the door and leaving Ingeborg in a state of extreme and active interest and interrogation – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. There was anxious alarm in Mrs. Bindle's interrogation – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  10. What he told me about the Air Force interrogation confirmed one of Art Green's statements. – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  11. Sir George interrupted the torrent of interrogation – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. It was impossible to fence the interrogation it had to be answered, one way or the other. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  13. The colonel raised his brows in astonished interrogation – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  14. The inquiry agent was at once drawn into a circle of interrogation that he did his best to satisfy impressively while himself learning the new facts. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  15. She smiled in further interrogation the doctor bent and kissed her. – The Man Who Wins by Robert Herrick
  16. He glanced up in mild interrogation – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. There was the same frank look of interrogation – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  18. There is, of course, no possible doubt that Spion Kop is the key of the whole position, and the reader has only to think of the horizontal note of interrogation and remember that the mountain at the angle divides, commands, and enfilades the enemy's lines, to appreciate this fact. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  19. He carried his set of Dickens upstairs, not without interrogation and stored the volumes away at the bottom of his trunk. – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. In the interrogation itself there was no offence, but to every grown- up person who heard, the insinuation was plain enough. – The Loves of Ambrose by Margaret Vandercook

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