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English noun: enquiry

1. enquiry (communication) an instance of questioning

SamplesThere was a question about my training.
We made inquiries of all those who were present.

Synonymsinquiry, interrogation, query, question

Broader (hypernym)inquiring, questioning


2. enquiry (cognition) a search for knowledge

SamplesTheir pottery deserves more research than it has received.

Synonymsinquiry, research

Broader (hypernym)problem solving

Narrower (hyponym)canvass, empirical research, experiment, experimentation, heraldry, investigation, nature study, opinion poll, poll, probe, public opinion poll

3. enquiry (act) a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest


Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation

Narrower (hyponym)inquest, means test

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