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n. pl. en·quir·ies Chiefly British
Variant of inquiry.
in•quir•y(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"|
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|
means test - an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid
inquest - an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death