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1 an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present" [syn: question, inquiry, query, interrogation] [ant: answer]
2 a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received" [syn: inquiry, research]
3 a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest [syn: inquiry]

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Enquiry (or inquiry), may refer to:
  • Inquiry, any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem.
  • Enquiry (computer communications), a transmission-control character that requests a response from the receiving station with which a connection has been set up.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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