interrogative interrogative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  2. (n) some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
  3. (adj) relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood
  4. (adj) relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

Usage(s):

  1. The doctor can then direct the machine toward one condition in particular, or switch the computer to an interrogative mode, in which it will ask for additional pertinent facts.
  2. Against their cool responses, interrogative reporting of the Mike Wallace-Dan Rather school seems out of season, overheated and hectoring.
  3. Litvinov stands for a long minute, lips pursed, brow furrowed, interrogative.

News

  • First St. Charles Parish budget hearing mainly procedural; revisions could come later

    The first of three public hearings on St. Charles Parish's proposed 2014 budget on Tuesday was more procedural than interrogative. Administration officials publicly submitted their spending requests to the Parish Council.Most of the departmental budgets presented Tuesday -- about 80 of...
    on October 23, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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