Meaning of “questioning” in the English Dictionary

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"questioning" in British English

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questioningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkwes.tʃə.nɪŋ/ us /ˈkwes.tʃə.nɪŋ/

the situation in which the police ask someone questions about a crime:

Three suspects were taken in by police for questioning.

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