Inquiry definition

ĭn-kwīrē, ĭnkwīrē, ĭnkwə-rē, ĭng-
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The act of inquiring.

Engaged in scientific inquiry.

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An investigation or examination.
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A question; query.
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A question; a query.

There were many inquiries about the new tax rates.

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The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
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The act of inquiring.
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A close examination of a matter.

A Congressional inquiry into the scandal.

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The definition of an inquiry is a question or an investigation.

An example of inquiry is a policeman interrogating a crime suspect.

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Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inquiry
Plural:
inquiries

Origin of inquiry

  • Middle English enquery, from the Old French verb enquerre, from Latin inquīrō. Later respelled to conform to the original Latin spelling, as opposed to the Old French spelling.

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