structured series of questions and answers

An interview is a conversation where somebody is trying to get information from another person. The person asking questions is the interviewer and the person answering questions is the interviewee.

A man being interviewed in Tanzania.

Employers interview people trying to get a job to find out if they are a good person for the job. Researchers use an interview to ask people to find how they feel or what they know about something. Since the middle 19th century,[1] interviews have often been used in journalism to get information for stories on news shows or in newspapers.

Police interview witnesses to a crime to find out what happened. Military intelligence agents interview prisoners to learn about enemy plans and capabilities. These interviews are often called interrogation.

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  1. "Inventing The Interview | AMERICAN HERITAGE". Retrieved 2019-12-22.