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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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the meta-communicative rhetorical interrogative expresses the speaker's doubt toward his or her own words.
Firstly, when the relative wh-pronouns developed out of their interrogative counterparts in the Middle English period, which was used with personal and nonpersonal reference indifferently.
Interrogative analogies were accepted with significantly fewer number of turns than were descriptive analogies (mean number of turns for interrogative = 1.
The Schlesinger Report admits that the interrogative techniques used in Iraq were also used in Afghanistan (325) in the US Administration's attempt to fight a 'new' type of conflict.
Before the instructor published an interrogative recast to correct for verb choice and ask if it were a matter of not getting enough sleep Besazo published the correct verb-form and marked it with an asterisk for salience.
While this circumstance suggests the operation to be performed is either 'addition' or 'repeated addition', the WH- interrogative does not provide any further clues for differentiating between these operations (addition or multiplication).
We had Gallipoli and the Bodyline Series and all the sneering at the Aussie soaps and their addiction to the redundant bloody interrogative.
Algebra emerged early in recorded history, stepping aside from the declarative to create the interrogative, a process that has led to fascination and even obsession.
With Vice President Dick Cheney's endorsement last year of waterboarding as a "no-brainer" interrogation tool "if it would save lives," there's ample reason to worry about the fine print in the Bush administration's forthcoming guidelines on the use of "enhanced interrogative techniques.
In her third chapter, "Finding the Balance in the C-revision of Piers Plowman: Faith-Grace-Mercy versus Hope-Works-Justice," Clutterbuck considers how Langland's "Will" voices his lyric discourse primarily in the interrogative.
Furthermore, given the fine line between proper and improper interrogative techniques, the ability to reproduce the exact statements made benefits everyone.
Niemi (1999) "The effects of alcohol on interrogative suggestibility: the role of state-anxiety and mood states as mediating factors".