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noun interview pronunciation in American English /ˈɪntərˌvju/ 
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  1. [countable] a meeting in which someone asks another person, especially a famous person, questions about themselves, their work, or their ideas, in order to publish or broadcast the information

    This is her first interview since she won an Olympic medal.

    interview with:

    The magazine has an exclusive interview with the couple.

    give an interview:

    He doesn't give interviews to the press.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a formal meeting in which someone asks you questions to find out if you are the right person for a job, course of study, etc.
      get/have an interview:

      I've got an interview for a job as an interpreter.

      call someone for an interview:

      She has been called for an interview, so she's optimistic.

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] mainly British an official meeting in which the police ask someone questions about a crime

      The interview was terminated after two hours.

      conduct an interview:

      There are recordings of the interviews conducted by the police.

    3. c.
      [countable] a meeting in which someone asks you a series of questions as part of a research project
      conduct an interview:

      I conducted in-depth interviews with dozens of former patients.


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