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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


Antonymsanswer

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


Synonymsinquiry


Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation


Narrower (hyponym)inquest, means test









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