interview


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interview \In"ter*view\, n. [F. entrevue, fr. entrevoir to see
   imperfectly, to have a glimpse of, s'entrevoir to visit each
   other. See Inter-, and View.]
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   1. A mutual sight or view; a meeting face to face; usually, a
      formal or official meeting for consultation; a conference;
      as, the secretary had an interview with the President.
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   2. A conversation, or questioning, for the purpose of
      eliciting information for publication; the published
      statement so elicited.
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   Note: A recent use, originating in American newspapers, but
         apparently becoming general.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interview \In"ter*view\, v. t.
   To have an interview with; to question or converse with,
   especially for the purpose of obtaining information for
   publication. [Recent]
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