American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of inquiring.
- n. A question; a query.
- n. A close examination of a matter in a search for information or truth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination into facts or principles: as, an inquiry into the truth of a report.
- n. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; inquisition.
- n. A question; an interrogation; a query.
- n. The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
- n. Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
- n. Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination into facts or principles; research; investigation.
- n. a search for knowledge
- n. a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
- n. an instance of questioning
- Middle English enquery, from the Old French verb enquerre, from Latin inquīrō. Later respelled to conform to the original Latin spelling, as opposed to the Old French spelling. (Wiktionary)
“One aspect of all of this that begs further inquiry is the seeming ineptitude of the military planners.”
“This inquiry is a good indicator of interest in open source appropriate technology design.”
“To categorically deny this inquiry is absolutely wrong.”
“Naturally the inquiry is a little more delicate, and perhaps the answer is not quite so certain, but I think the suggestions which I am going to make are fairly reasonable.”
“A military inquiry is to investigate how Norgrove, a 36 year old aid worker, died.”
“I sincerely hope that inquiry is not too controversial coming from today´s rabid goat.”
“The Equality Commission thinks, “Uh, oh, a parliamentary inquiry is about to examine what it is we actually do …””
“In response to an inquiry from a council member, Mr. Mattingly said the problems in this case aren't linked to financial cutbacks at the agency, but rather "poor practice.”
“Scientific inquiry is rarely conducted in a vacuum, so Scitable aims to connect people together in meaningful ways.”
“Actually, self-inquiry is the genie in the magic lamp.”
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