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(ɪnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɪn kwə ri)
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.
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|Noun||1.||enquiry – 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 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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