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interrogate

(1) To search, sum or count records in a file. See query.

(2) To test the condition or status of a terminal or computer system.

interrogate

To send coded signals of IFF (identification friend or foe) or SSR (secondary surveillance radar) to trigger their transponders.
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But it is the product of our contemporary moment, which begs us to interrogate the organic and machinic phyla anew--revealing that the body of the hybrid is mortal, and sags, and faces an end more like humus than rust.
But a scholarly counter-narrative, one that interrogates hegemonic aspects of this discourse, is growing.
Solotaroff, with a police guard, walks up to a notorious meth-cooking site and interrogates a white-cooking site and interrogates a white-trash specimen who is equal parts Deliverance technical consultant and ZZTop roadie: "He has broad logger's shoulders, a chest-length beard and eyes that dart from side to side, pulsing in their sockets.
Brown in "Gender and Voice in Hero and Leander" usefully places Marlowe's project of destabilization in "the context of the aesthetic and literary debates of the 1590s": "Thus the poem not only interrogates gender assumptions, it also interrogates the very notion of the aesthetic and the nature of the canon" (148).