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Noun: inquiry  in'kwI(-u)-ree or 'in-kwu-ree [N. Amer], in'kwI(-u)-ree [Brit]
  1. A search for knowledge
    - enquiry [Brit, Cdn], research
  2. An instance of questioning
    "we made inquiries of all those who were present";
    - question, enquiry [Brit, Cdn], query, interrogation
  3. A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
    - enquiry [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: inquiries

Type of: inquiring, investigating, investigation, problem solving, questioning

Encyclopedia: Inquiry