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. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez:

    I think it's time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry ... we've been given no choice I think, in this scenario.

  2. Paul Rosenzweig:

    Impeachment does not require a vote of the House. They could have a hearing for consideration of an opening of an impeachment inquiry.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    This inquiry will proceed. Congress will perform its oversight function, The State Department will continue to do all of the things that were required to do under the law and the Constitution.

  4. Robert Bauer:

    Let the Robert Mueller report stand as Robert Mueller report is presented in that report, robert Mueller report is at that point up to Congress to consider whether or not this is material or appropriate for consideration in an impeachment inquiry, and then another crew comes in at one point and makes the judgment after the President leaves office.

  5. Jerrold Nadler:

    The court's thoughtful ruling recognizes that our impeachment inquiry fully comports with the Constitution and thoroughly rejects the spurious White House claims to the contrary.

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