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in·ter·view  audio  (ntr-vy) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant.
    1. A conversation, such as one conducted by a reporter, in which facts or statements are elicited from another.
    2. An account or a reproduction of such a conversation.
  2. Informal An interviewee: "I had been warned that [he] was a tough interviewthat he doled out flip answers ... to questions he was tired of being asked" (David Roberts).
VERB:
in·ter·viewed, in·ter·view·ing, in·ter·views
VERB:
tr.
To obtain an interview from.
VERB:
intr.
To have an interview: interviewed with a publishing company.

ETYMOLOGY:
French entrevue, from Old French, from feminine past participle of entrevoir, to see : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + voir, to see (from Latin vidre; see weid- in Indo-European roots)

OTHER FORMS:
inter·viewa·ble(Adjective), inter·view·ee(Noun), inter·viewer(Noun)


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