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interview

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noun in·ter·view \ˈin-tər-ˌvyü\

Definition of interview

  1. 1 :  a formal consultation usually to evaluate qualifications (as of a prospective student or employee)

  2. 2 a :  a meeting at which information is obtained (as by a reporter, television commentator, or pollster) from a person b :  a report or reproduction of information so obtained

  3. 3 :  interviewee

interview verb
in·ter·view·er noun


Examples of interview

  1. The company is holding interviews for several new jobs.

  2. a journalist conducting interviews with political leaders

  3. The interview will be shown on tonight's news.

  4. This library has a large collection of his interviews.

  5. He is a very entertaining interview.

  6. She's always been known as one of Hollywood's best interviews.



Origin of interview

Anglo-French entreveue meeting, from (s')entreveer to see one another, meet, from entre- inter- + veer to see — more at view


First Known Use: 1514




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