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in·ter·view

interview

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr vyu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a meeting between a job applicant and a prospective employer, usu. to determine the applicant's qualifications.
She didn't think her interview went well, but she still got the job.
definition 2: a conversation between a reporter and a person who will be the subject of the report, or the published report itself.
The senator has refused to give any interviews since the outbreak of the scandal.She was the only journalist to conduct an interview with the accused spy.
definition 3: an inquiry of a person by one who is conducting a survey.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: interviewed, interviewing, interviews
definition: to conduct an interview with or of.
The author interviewed numerous camp survivors for his recent book.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to meet with a prospective employer about a job.
I've been interviewing a lot recently but I haven't received any job offers.
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derivations: interviewee (n.), interviewer (n.)
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