Definition of inquiry in English:


(British enquiry)

Pronunciation /ˈinkwərē/ /ˈɪnkwəri/ /inˈkwī(ə)rē/ /ɪnˈkwaɪ(ə)ri/

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  • 1An act of asking for information.

    ‘a reporter from New York makes inquiries’
    • ‘we get a lot of inquiries from folks wanting to know where to find the big trees’
    • ‘new areas of inquiry emerged in the course of the conference’
    • ‘all lines of inquiry are open’
    question, query
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    1. 1.1An official investigation.
      ‘he was one of the State's star witnesses in the murder inquiry’
      • ‘eventually the independent inquiry was published, which found that there was no case to answer’
      investigation, examination, exploration, probe, search, scrutiny, scrutinization, study, inspection
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Late Middle English (as enquery): from inquire + -y.