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en·quir·y

 (ĕn-kwīr′ē, ĕn′kwə-rē)

n. pl. en·quir·ies Chiefly British

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in•quir•y

(ɪnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɪn kwə ri)

also enquiry

n., pl. -quir•ies.

1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge.

2. an investigation, as into an incident.

3. a question; query.

[1400–50]

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query, inquiry, enquiry – A query is a single question; an inquiry (or enquiry) may be a single question or extensive investigation (i.e. a series of questions).

See also related terms for inquiry.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. enquiry - an instance of questioningenquiry – an instance of questioning; “there was a question about my training”; “we made inquiries of all those who were present”
2. enquiry - a search for knowledgeenquiry – a search for knowledge; “their pottery deserves more research than it has received”

nature study – the study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)
experimentation, experiment – the testing of an idea; “it was an experiment in living”; “not all experimentation is done in laboratories”
investigation, probe – an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; “there was a congressional probe into the scandal”
heraldry – the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
3. enquiry – a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

means test – an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid
inquest – an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

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enquiry

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inquiry

also enquiry
noun

2. A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something:

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