what is an interview?

interview
ˈɪntəvjuː/
noun
noun: interview; plural noun: interviews
  1. 1.
    a meeting of people face to face, especially for consultation.
    synonyms: meeting, discussion, conference, question and answer session, examination,evaluation, interrogation; More

    • a conversation between a journalist or radio or television presenter and a person of public interest, used as the basis of a broadcast or publication.
      “a half-hour interview with the prime minister”
    • an oral examination of an applicant for a job, college place, etc.
      “I am pleased to advise you that you have been selected for interview”
    • a session of formal questioning of a person by the police.
verb
verb: interview; 3rd person present: interviews; past tense: interviewed; past participle: interviewed; gerund or present participle: interviewing
  1. 1.
    hold an interview with (someone).
    “she was interviewed by a reporter from the Daily News”
    synonyms: talk to, have a discussion with, have a dialogue with, hold a meeting with, confer with; More

    • perform (well or badly) at an interview.