What does inquiry mean?

Definitions for inquiry
ɪnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɪn kwə riin·qui·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inquiry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquiry, enquiry, researchnoun

    a search for knowledge

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  2. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogationnoun

    an instance of questioning

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

  3. inquiry, enquirynoun

    a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

Wiktionary

  1. inquirynoun

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

  2. inquirynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inquirynoun

    Etymology: from inquire.

    The men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate. Acts x. 17.

    This exactness is absolutely necessary in inquiries after philosophical knowledge, and in controversies about truth. John Locke.

    As to the inquiry about liberty, I think the question is not proper, whether the will be free, but whether a man be free. John Locke.

    I have been engaged in physical inquiries. John Locke.

    It is a real inquiry, concerning the nature of a bird, or a bat, to make their yet imperfect ideas of it more complete. John Locke.

    Judgment or opinion, in a remoter sense, may be called invention: as when a judge or a physician makes an exact inquiry into any cause. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sac.

Wikipedia

  1. Inquiry

    An inquiry (also spelled as enquiry in British English) 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.

ChatGPT

  1. inquiry

    Inquiry refers to the process of seeking information or knowledge by asking questions, conducting research, or making observations. It involves a systematic and active approach to gather data, analyze evidence, and explore different perspectives in order to gain a deeper understanding of a particular subject or phenomenon. Inquiry often involves critical thinking, problem-solving, and an openness to new ideas and perspectives. It can be used in various contexts, such as scientific investigations, academic research, investigative journalism, or everyday curiosity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquirynoun

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

  2. Inquirynoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

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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

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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. Keir Starmer:

    This was a test of the Prime Minister and he has failed it, the Cabinet Secretary must now launch an urgent inquiry.

  2. Arvind Kejriwal:

    The injustice this family has faced is unfortunate and can not be compensated, but the government will give 10 lakh rupees( $ 13,480) to them and order a magisterial inquiry into the matter, there is a need to strengthen law and order in New Delhi.

  3. War Zone:

    When the Manager In Charge is asked if he was asking for military assistance by another FAA controller, the tape goes blank, the same inquiry is heard moments later, and it goes silent again before another call begins.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of integrity of our elections, therefore, today, I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.

  5. Texas US:

    In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice, and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter.

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