Meaning of “interviewee” in the English Dictionary

"interviewee" in British English

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intervieweenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪn.tə.vjuˈiː/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚ.vjuˈiː/

the person who answers the questions during an interview

(Definition of “interviewee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interviewee" in Business English

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intervieweenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪntəvjuˈiː/ us

HR, WORKPLACE a person who answers questions in an interview to see whether they are suitable for a job or course:

The right questions will enable you to discover whether the interviewee has all the necessary qualities for the job.

MARKETING a person who answers questions in an interview about a product or service, to find out what they think about it:

The first interviewee was a single male with no children.

COMMUNICATIONS a person who is asked questions in an interview for a newspaper article, television show, etc.:

In general, actors are the most difficult interviewees.

(Definition of “interviewee” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)