"interrogative" meaning in English

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Adjective

IPA: /ˌɪn.təˈɹɒɡ.ə.tɪv/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˌɪn.təˈɹɑ.ɡə.tɪv/ [Canada, US], [ˌɪn.təˈɹɑ.ɡə.ɾɪv] [Canada, US], /ˌɪn.təˈɹɔɡ.ə.tɪv/ [General-Australian], [ˌɪn.təˈɹɔɡ.ə.ɾɪv] [General-Australian] Audio: en-gb-interrogative.ogg [Received-Pronunciation], en-us-interrogative.ogg [General-American]
Etymology: From Late Latin interrogātīvus. Etymology templates: {{der|en|LL.|interrogātīvus}} Late Latin interrogātīvus Head templates: {{head|en|adjective}} interrogative
  1. (grammar) Asking or denoting a question: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point. Categories (topical): Grammar Translations (asking or denoting a question): ἐρωτηματικός (erōtēmatikós) [masculine] (Ancient Greek), اِسْتِفْهَامِيّ (istifhāmiyy) (Arabic), пыта́льны (pytálʹny) (Belarusian), запыта́льны (zapytálʹny) (Belarusian), въпроси́телен (vǎprosítelen) (Bulgarian), interrogatiu (Catalan), tázací (Czech), vragend (Dutch), interrogatiivinen (Finnish), interrogatif (French), interrogativo (Galician), Frage- (German), interrogativ (German), fragend (German), ερωτηματικός (erotimatikós) (Greek), kérdő (Hungarian), interrogativo (Italian), tūpātai (Maori), kupu pātai (Maori), āxiġendlīċ (Old English), pytający (Polish), interrogativo (Portuguese), вопроси́тельный (voprosítelʹnyj) (Russian), interrogativo (Spanish), patanong (Tagalog), пита́льний (pytálʹnyj) (Ukrainian), запита́льний (zapytálʹnyj) (Ukrainian), nghi vấn (Vietnamese)
    Sense id: en-interrogative-en-adj-~Stgx5Cv Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with topic categories using raw markup Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 86 14 Disambiguation of English entries with topic categories using raw markup: 36 10 25 16 13 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences Disambiguation of 'asking or denoting a question': 89 11
  2. Pertaining to inquiry; questioning
    Sense id: en-interrogative-en-adj-m1AzpwKz
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: examining, inquiring, investigative Derived forms: interrogative accent, interrogative judgement, interrogatively, interrogative pronoun, nterrogative adjective Coordinate_terms: assertoric, imperative

Noun

IPA: /ˌɪn.təˈɹɒɡ.ə.tɪv/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˌɪn.təˈɹɑ.ɡə.tɪv/ [Canada, US], [ˌɪn.təˈɹɑ.ɡə.ɾɪv] [Canada, US], /ˌɪn.təˈɹɔɡ.ə.tɪv/ [General-Australian], [ˌɪn.təˈɹɔɡ.ə.ɾɪv] [General-Australian] Audio: en-gb-interrogative.ogg [Received-Pronunciation], en-us-interrogative.ogg [General-American] Forms: interrogatives [plural]
Etymology: From Late Latin interrogātīvus. Etymology templates: {{der|en|LL.|interrogātīvus}} Late Latin interrogātīvus Head templates: {{en-noun}} interrogative (plural interrogatives)
  1. (grammar) A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-interrogative-en-noun-EmlUbXgS Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  2. (typography, archaic) Synonym of question mark ⟨?⟩. Tags: archaic Categories (topical): Typography, Punctuation marks Synonyms: question mark [synonym, synonym-of] Synonyms (punctuation mark): question mark
    Sense id: en-interrogative-en-noun-fdAgRWzD Disambiguation of Punctuation marks: 11 4 10 73 2 Topics: media, publishing, typography Disambiguation of 'punctuation mark': 6 92 2
  3. (rare) A question; an interrogation. Tags: rare Translations (a question): vraag (Dutch), kysymys (Finnish), interrogativo (Italian)
    Sense id: en-interrogative-en-noun-BJu9~TQB Disambiguation of 'a question': 14 17 68
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: interrogative Hypernyms: word Hyponyms: interrogative pronoun Derived forms: interrogative-point Related terms: interrogate, interrogatedness, interrogatee, interrogation, interrogator, interrogatory, redditive [grammar, linguistics, human-sciences, sciences] Translations (a word implying interrogation): أَدَاة اِسْتِفْهَام (alt: ʔadā(t) istifhām) [feminine] (Arabic), vraagwoord (Dutch), interrogatief (Dutch), kysymyssana (Finnish), interrogatiivi (Finnish), tūpātai (Maori), kupu pātai (Maori), tchestchion [feminine] (Norman), interrogativo [masculine] (Spanish), frågeord [neuter] (Swedish)
Disambiguation of 'a word implying interrogation': 45 13 42

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      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/En-gb-interrogative.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (RP)"
    },
    {
      "audio": "en-us-interrogative.ogg",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/e/ee/En-us-interrogative.ogg/En-us-interrogative.ogg.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/En-us-interrogative.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (GA)"
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "sense": "punctuation mark",
      "word": "question mark"
    },
    {
      "source": "Thesaurus:interrogative",
      "word": "interrogative"
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "alt": "ʔadā(t) istifhām",
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "أَدَاة اِسْتِفْهَام"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "vraagwoord"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "interrogatief"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "kysymyssana"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "interrogatiivi"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "tūpātai"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "word": "kupu pātai"
    },
    {
      "code": "nrf",
      "lang": "Norman",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "tchestchion"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "interrogativo"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "a word implying interrogation",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "frågeord"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "a question",
      "word": "vraag"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "a question",
      "word": "kysymys"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "a question",
      "word": "interrogativo"
    }
  ],
  "wikipedia": [
    "interrogative"
  ],
  "word": "interrogative"
}

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