Definition of interrogator in English:



  • 1A person who questions someone closely, aggressively, or formally.

    ‘he was questioned for two months by military interrogators’
  • 2A device that obtains data from a computer file, database, storage device, or terminal.

    ‘the interrogator forwards the data to a server’
    • ‘The data the interrogator collects may be used by some application such as inventory control.’
    • ‘Some commands (such as LOCK and UNLOCK) configure certain behavior or capability in the interrogator.’
    • ‘The interrogator has the facility of analyzing data on a channel-by-channel basis for any data file.’
    • ‘The format of the file is unchanged when it is downloaded into the interrogator.’
    • ‘The interrogator is used to retrieve the subsequently obtained data.’
    1. 2.1An electronic device that transmits a signal to another device to obtain information about identity, condition, etc.
      ‘an airborne interrogator’