Definition of Inquiry

1. Noun. A search for knowledge. "Their pottery deserves more research than it has received"




2. Noun. An instance of questioning. "We made inquiries of all those who were present"
Exact synonyms: Enquiry, Interrogation, Query, Question
Generic synonyms: Inquiring, Questioning
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire, Interrogate, Query, Question, Question, Question
Antonyms: Answer

3. Noun. A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.
Exact synonyms: Enquiry
Generic synonyms: Investigating, Investigation
Specialized synonyms: Means Test, Inquest
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire

Definition of Inquiry

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

Definition of Inquiry

1. Noun. The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. ¹

2. Noun. Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inquiry

1. a question [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Inquiry

1. Origin: See Inquire Alternative forms: enquiry. 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. "He could no path nor track of foot descry, Nor by inquiry learn, nor guess by aim." (Spenser) "The men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate." (Acts x. 17) 2. Search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries. "All that is wanting to the perfection of this art will undoubtedly be found, if able men . . . Will make inquiry into it." (Dryden) Court of inquiry. See Court. Writ of inquiry, a writ issued in certain actions at law, where the defendant has suffered judgment to pass against him by default, in order to ascertain and assess the plaintiff's damages, where they can not readily be ascertained by mere calculation. Burrill. Synonym: Interrogation, interrogatory, question, query, scrutiny, investigation, research, examination. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inquiry

inquination
inquinations
inquirable
inquirance
inquire
inquire after
inquire of
inquired
inquirent
inquirer
inquirers
inquires
inquiries
inquiring
inquiringly
inquiry (current term)
inquiry agent
inquisible
inquisition
inquisition post mortem
inquisitional
inquisitionary
inquisitioned
inquisitioning
inquisitions
inquisitive
inquisitively
inquisitiveness
inquisitor
inquisitorial

Literary usage of Inquiry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1911)
"From internal evidence it is plain that the " inquiry," etc., was written in ... A postscript was promptly added to the " inquiry," etc., and in this form ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"An inquiry as to what sums he had advanced upon the security of ... The object of the inquiry proposed is to ascertain that fact: whether he had notice, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
""A Summary of an inquiry into the Function of Respiration at Various Altitudes on the Island and Peak of Teneriffe." By WILLIAM MARCET, MD, FRS Received ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1862)
"The following communications were read :— " Remarks upon the most correct Methods of inquiry in reference to Pulsation, Respiration, Urinary Products, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"There is another book, a copy of which lies before me, entitled — "The Genuine Book, an inquiry into the conduct of HRH The Princess of Wales, before Lords ..."

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