interrogation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ɪnˌterəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
singularinterrogation
pluralinterrogations
  1. 1
    the process of asking someone a lot of questions in an angry or threatening way, in order to get information
    under interrogation (=while being questioned):

    She remained silent under interrogation.

  2. 2
    computing the process of getting information from a computer by using a special program