Definition of Inquiry in English :

Define Inquiry in English

Inquiry meaning in English

Meaning of Inquiry in English

Pronunciation of Inquiry in English

Inquiry pronunciation in English

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1. enquiry, inquiry, research

a search for knowledge

Example Sentences:
'their pottery deserves more research than it has received'

2. enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, query, question

an instance of questioning

Example Sentences:
'there was a question about my training'
'we made inquiries of all those who were present'

3. enquiry, inquiry

a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ries
a request for information; a question
an investigation, esp a formal one conducted into a matter of public concern by a body constituted for that purpose by a government, local authority, or other organization

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nounWord forms: plural ˈinquiries
the act of inquiring
an investigation or examination
a question; query

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. in·quir·ies
1. The act of inquiring: engaged in scientific inquiry.
2. A question; a query: There were many inquiries about the new tax rates.
3. A close examination of a matter: a Congressional inquiry into the scandal.

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