inquiry

  • 1 inquiry — in·qui·ry / in ˌkwīr ē, in kwīr ē; in kwə rē, iŋ / n pl ries 1: a request for information such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry 2: a systematic official investigation often of a matter of public interest esp. by a body… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 inquiry — inquiry, inquisition, investigation, inquest, probe, research all mean a search for truth, knowledge, or information. Inquiry is the most general of these terms, applicable to such search regardless of the means (as questioning, observation, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Inquiry — In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot descry …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 inquiry — mid 15c., enquery, from enquere (see INQUIRE (Cf. inquire)). Respelled from mid 16c. to conform to Latin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 inquiry — [n] asking; looking into analysis, audit, catechizing, check, cross examination, delving, disquisition, examination, exploration, fishing expedition*, grilling, hearing, inquest, inquisition, inspection, interrogation, interrogatory,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 inquiry — [in′kwər ē, in kwīr′ē, in′kwīr΄ē] n. pl. inquiries [earlier enquery < ME enquere] 1. the act of inquiring 2. an investigation or examination 3. a question; query …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Inquiry — For other uses, see Public inquiry and Enquiry character. 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 …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Inquiry — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Subject of Inquiry. Question. < N PARAG:Inquiry >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inquiry inquiry Sgm: N 1 request request &c. 765 Sgm: N 1 search search research quest pursuit &c. 622 GRP: N 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 inquiry — Used in the context of general equities. in line expression of interest in a particular stock, usually asking the firm to bid for or offer stock. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * inquiry in‧quir‧y [ɪnˈkwaɪəri ǁ ɪnˈkwaɪri, ˈɪŋkwəri] noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 inquiry — in|quir|y W3 enquiry [ınˈkwaıəri US ınˈkwaıri, ˈıŋkwəri] n plural inquiries 1.) a question you ask in order to get information inquiry about ▪ We re getting a lot of inquiries about our new London Rio service. inquiry from ▪ inquiries from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 inquiry */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ] / US [ɪnˈkwaɪrɪ] / US [ˈɪŋkwərɪ] noun Word forms inquiry : singular inquiry plural inquiries [countable] a question intended to get information about someone or something There have already been over 300 inquiries from people… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 inquiry — n. 1) to conduct, make; launch an inquiry 2) a discreet; exhaustive, thorough; official inquiry 3) an inquiry about (to make inquiries about a matter) 4) an inquiry into (an official inquiry into the incident was launched) USAGE NOTE: The noun… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 inquiry — in|quir|y [ ın kwaıri, ıŋkwəri ] noun *** count a question intended to get information about someone or something: There have already been over 300 inquiries from people interested. inquiry about: Discreet inquiries about his business affairs… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 inquiry — [[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] ♦♦♦ inquiries (The spelling enquiry is also used. Inquiry is sometimes pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ŋkwɪri[/t]]u> in American English.) 1) N COUNT An inquiry is a question which you ask in order to get some information. He made some… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 inquiry — noun 1 (C) a question you ask in order to get information (+ about): We re getting a lot of inquiries from travel companies about our new London Rio service. | make inquiries: I don t know who sent the gift, but I ll make discreet inquiries. | be …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inquiry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Search for information Nouns 1. inquiry, enquiry; question, request; search, research, quest, pursuit; examination, test, intelligence test; review, scrutiny, investigation, inspection, probe; trial,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 inquiry — enquire, enquiry, inquire, inquiry The forms in en and in have long been largely interchangeable. At present the in forms are dominant in all meanings in AmE, whereas in BrE there is a tendency to prefer the in forms for official or formal types… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 inquiry — A seeking for information. An examination or investigation. See court of inquiry; diligent inquiry; judicial inquiry; writ of inquiry …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 inquiry — noun 1) an inquiry about our location Syn: question, query 2) an inquiry into alleged security leaks Syn: investigation, probe, examination, review, analysis, exploration; inquest, hearing …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 inquiry — /in kwuyeur ee, in kweuh ree/, n., pl. inquiries. 1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge. 2. an investigation, as into an incident: a Congressional inquiry into the bribery charges. 3. the act of inquiring or of seeking… …

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