[syn: question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interrogation \In*ter`ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. interrogatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of interrogating or questioning;
examination by questions; an instance of interrogating;
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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a
direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his
interrogations" [syn: question, interrogation,
interrogative, interrogative sentence]
2: a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission
from a transponder
3: formal systematic questioning [syn: interrogation,
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,
interrogation] [ant: answer]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "interrogation":
Socratic method, asking, bone of contention,
bringing into question, catechetical method, catechism,
catechization, catechizing, challenge, cross-examination,
cross-interrogatory, cross-question, debating point, demand,
dispute, examination, feeler, grilling, inquiring, inquiry,
inquisition, interpellation, interrogative, interrogatory,
investigation, issue, leader, leading question, moot point,
point at issue, point in question, probing, problem, pumping,
query, querying, question, question at issue, question mark,
questioning, quiz, quizzing, quodlibet, seeking, third degree,
topic, trial balloon, vexed question