What does inquiry mean?

Definitions for inquiry
ɪnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɪn kwə riin·quiry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquiry, enquiry, research(noun)

    a search for knowledge

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  2. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(noun)

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  3. inquiry, enquiry(noun)

    a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

Wiktionary

  1. inquiry(Noun)

    The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.

    Etymology: enquery, from the verb enquerre, from inquiro. Later respelled to conform to the original Latin spelling, as opposed to the Old French spelling.

  2. inquiry(Noun)

    Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.

    Etymology: enquery, from the verb enquerre, from inquiro. Later respelled to conform to the original Latin spelling, as opposed to the Old French spelling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquiry(noun)

    the act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning

  2. Inquiry(noun)

    search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries

Freebase

  1. Inquiry

    An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways that each type of inquiry achieves its aim.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inquiry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2855

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inquiry' in Nouns Frequency: #1043

How to pronounce inquiry?

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How to say inquiry in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquiry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquiry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inquiry in a Sentence

  1. Salud Carbajal:

    I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    His policy, his personality, his potty-mouth, that's about the election, the inquiry is because he has not honored his oath of office. We will honor ours.

  3. Richard Horwell:

    It is the scientific evidence that condemns Lugovoy and Kovtun, no matter how many state honors Putin may pin to Lugovoy's chest ... however many conferences Kovtun may hold or how many times Kovtun promises to blow apart this inquiry, Lugovoy and Kovtun have no credible answer to the scientific evidence and the trail of polonium they left behind.

  4. Charlotte Slaiman:

    FUTURISTIC FLYING CAR HOVERS ABOUT THE GROUND FOR ABOUT A MINUTE Big Tech firms could face stiff penalties under a new bill. APPLE ENDS PRACTICE OF SIRI CONTRACTORS LISTENING IN ON USERS Attorney General William Barrs Justice Department has opened a broad antitrust inquiry into potentially anti-competitive behavior from Amazon, Google and Facebook. Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division said in a previously released statement. The Departments antitrust review will explore these important issues. According to the Democratic senators, their legistation has the backing of several consumer watchdog and antitrust policy groups. Senator Klobuchars legislation will put new teeth into our antitrust laws by empowering enforcers and courts to impose significant financial penalties when a corporation abuses its dominance in the marketplace.

  5. David Cicilline:

    There are a number of colleagues who have suggested that if Mr. McGahn doesn't appear tomorrow and answer questions that it's an appropriate time to open an impeachment inquiry.

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