interrogator

noun

in·​ter·​ro·​ga·​tor in-ˈter-ə-ˌgā-tər How to pronounce interrogator (audio)
-ˈte-rə-
1
: one that interrogates
2
: a radio transmitter and receiver for sending out a signal that triggers a transponder and for receiving and displaying the reply

Examples of interrogator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, say a rock hits the track 20 miles away from the interrogator. Matt Simon, WIRED, 31 Jan. 2024 If an interrogator blindly connected to a machine and a human can’t tell the difference based on their answers, then the machine can think. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2024 His former interrogator, Koubi, predicted that the leader of Hamas in the densely populated Gaza Strip will go down fighting if he's located. Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News, 22 Dec. 2023 In the past, a person of interest might be told false information with little evidence to support the claims other than the words of the interrogator. Joy Buolamwini, WIRED, 8 Jan. 2024 His chief interrogator then grabbed a rubber hose and whipped his hands. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 In response to questions from an unseen interrogator, the man at first acknowledges being a member of Hamas. Raf Sanchez, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 If something jostles the cable 100 feet down, the light will take slightly longer to return to the interrogator than something that happens at 50 feet. Matt Simon, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 But the Special Forces interrogators don't seem impressed with the Schwartz & Sandy's co-owner's passion for self-care. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interrogator was in 1751

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“Interrogator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interrogator. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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