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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Early French entrevue, from entrevoir 'to see each other, meet', from voir 'to see'

interview

1 noun
     
interview
in‧ter‧view1 S3 W2
1 [uncountable and countable]BO a formal meeting at which someone is asked questions in order to find out whether they are suitable for a job, course of study etcCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
have an interview go for an interview be called/invited for (an) interview conduct an interview (=interview someone) at interview British English job interview first interview second interview (=a more detailed interview after you have been successful in a previous interview)
interview for
He has an interview next Thursday for a job on the Los Angeles Times.
I got a letter asking me to go for an interview the next day.
Remember to take the phone off the hook while you are conducting the interview.
a portfolio of work presented at interview
I've got another job interview tomorrow.
2 [countable] an occasion when a famous person is asked questions about their life, experiences, or opinions for a newspaper, magazine, television programme etc
interview with
an interview with the President
Elton John gave an interview to Barbara Walters (=he answered her questions).
an exclusive interview (=one that is given to only one newspaper, programme etc)
3 [countable]PGO an official meeting with someone who asks you questions:
a police interview

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