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en·quir·y

 (ĕn-kwīr′ē, ĕn′kwə-rē)
n. pl. en·quir·ies Chiefly British
Variant of inquiry.

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]
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
inquiring, questioning - a request for information
2.enquiry - a search for knowledgeenquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
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"
empirical research - an empirical search for knowledge
investigation, probe - an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
opinion poll, poll, public opinion poll, canvass - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
3.enquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
means test - an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid
inquest - an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

enquiry

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inquiry

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noun
1. A request for data:
2. A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something:
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Marianne's preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, styled Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal enquiries.
Fill thy cup, and welcome; and do not, I pray thee, by further impertinent enquiries, put me to show that thou couldst hardly have made good thy lodging had I been earnest to oppose thee.
Don't think me angry, however, for I only mean to let you know that I had not imagined such enquiries to be necessary on your side.
Unfortunately, however, I made no enquiries of any kind till after I had been actually married four or five months.
But as we drove too rapidly to allow them to answer my repeated Enquiries, I gained little, or indeed, no information concerning him.