- The definition of an inquiry is a question or an investigation.
An example of inquiry is a policeman interrogating a crime suspect.
- the act of inquiring
- an investigation or examination
- a question; query
Origin: earlier enquery from Middle English enquere
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also en·quir·ynoun pl. in·quir·ies also en·quir·ies
- The act of inquiring.
- A question; a query.
- A close examination of a matter in a search for information or truth.