HyperDic: inquiry

English > 3 senses of the word inquiry:
NOUNcognitioninquiry, enquiry, researcha search for knowledge
communicationinquiry, question, enquiry, query, interrogationan instance of questioning
actinquiry, enquirya systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
inquiry > pronunciation
Soundsihnkway'riy; ihnkwerriy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > inquiry: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA search for knowledge.
Synonymsenquiry, research
Narrowerempirical researchAn empirical search for knowledge
experiment, experimentationThe testing of an idea
heraldryThe study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
nature studyThe study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)
poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvassAn inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
probe, investigationAn inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
Broaderproblem solvingThe thought processes involved in solving a problem
Spanishatención, encuesta, estudio, exploración, interés, investigación
Catalanestudi, investigació, recerca
English > inquiry: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn instance of questioning.
Synonymsquestion, enquiry, query, interrogation
Broaderquestioning, inquiringA request for information
OppositeanswerThe speech act of replying to a question
Spanishaveriguación, consulta, cuestión, demanda, functor, indagación, interrogación, investigación, pregunta
Catalanconsulta, demanda, pregunta, qüestió
Verbsinquireaddress a question to and expect an answer from
English > inquiry: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.
NarrowerinquestAn inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
means testAn inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid
Broaderinvestigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Verbsinquireconduct an inquiry or investigation of

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