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inquiry

noun
in·​qui·​ry | \ in-ˈkwī(-ə)r-ē How to pronounce inquiry (audio) , ˈin-ˌ; ˈin-kwə-rē, ˈiŋ-; ˈin-ˌkwir-ē How to pronounce inquiry (audio) \
plural inquiries

Definition of inquiry

1 : a request for information
2 : a systematic investigation often of a matter of public interest
3 : examination into facts or principles : research

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Examples of inquiry in a Sentence

Discovered when Galileo Galilei turned the first astronomical telescope to the heavens in 1610, the Jovian system has been a focus of scientific inquiry ever since. — Chad Galts, Brown Alumni Monthly, November 1996 … his head was tilted at the precise angle of inquiry as to where he should put Muhlenberg's drink. — Theodore Sturgeon, E Pluribus Unicorn, (1953) 1965 … distinguish between legitimate legislative inquiry into the acts of a man … and illegitimate inquiry into opinions … — Norman Thomas, New Republic, 28 Feb. 1955 She refused to answer inquiries from the media about her marriage. The board ordered an inquiry to determine whether the rules had been followed. Further inquiry showed that he had visited the city twice before. The police are pursuing a new line of inquiry.
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Recent Examples on the Web Your inquiry will certainly prove more valuable and last longer than a pretty bouquet. During the House impeachment inquiry, Bolton declined to testify voluntarily and vowed to fight a subpoena in court. Kerri Bartlett, USA TODAY, "'I sleep at night': Ex-Trump adviser John Bolton says his testimony would not have changed impeachment outcome," 20 Feb. 2020 The study’s authors say that Germany was an ideal setting for their inquiry because different regions of the country are each associated with different accents. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "Have a strong accent? Here’s how that hurts your paycheck," 18 Feb. 2020 The turmoil comes days after Trump, newly emboldened by his Senate acquittal on impeachment charges, who offered damaging testimony during the inquiry. Some of the president's aides are discussing whether to remove or reassign administration officials who testified during the impeachment inquiry, according to aides and advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans. Author: Josh Dawsey, Robert Costa, Greg Miller, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump moves to target perceived enemies over impeachment," 7 Feb. 2020 On both counts in the Articles of Impeachment, prepared by the House of Representatives after their inquiry, the Senate voted to find Trump not guilty. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Impeachment Ends in Acquittal for President Donald Trump After Senate Votes “Not Guilty” Twice," 5 Feb. 2020 But some House Democrats agreed to interviews on Fox to make their case during the impeachment inquiry last fall. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Democratic senators take to Fox News airwaves to score points for Trump's impeachment," 30 Jan. 2020 Democrats had wanted to hear from witnesses and to see new evidence before the case was presented, but some Republicans argued that step should have been taken by the House during the impeachment inquiry. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joins rebuke of Trump impeachment," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of inquiry

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for inquiry

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The first known use of inquiry was in the 15th century

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“Inquiry.” waleadership.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://waleadership.com/dictionary/inquiry. Accessed 6 Mar. 2020.

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inquiry

noun
How to pronounce inquiry (audio) How to pronounce inquiry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of inquiry

: a request for information
: an official effort to collect and examine information about something
: the act of asking questions in order to gather or collect information

inquiry

noun
in·​qui·​ry | \ ˈin-ˌkwī-rē How to pronounce inquiry (audio) , -kwə- \
plural inquiries

Kids Definition of inquiry

1 : the act of asking a question or seeking information On further inquiry, we learned his name.
2 : a request for information The inquiry is confidential.
3 : a thorough examination an official inquiry

inquiry

noun
in·​qui·​ry | \ ˈin-ˌkwīr-ē, in-ˈkwīr-ē; ˈin-kwə-rē, ˈiŋ- How to pronounce inquiry (audio) \
plural inquiries

Legal Definition of inquiry

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 especially by a body (as a legislative committee) with power to compel testimony
on inquiry
: having notice that inquiry should be made

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