Definition of inquiry in English:


Syllabification: in·quir·y
Pronunciation: /ˈinkwərē
, inˈkwī(ə)rē
(also chiefly British enquiry)

noun (plural inquiries)

1An act of asking for information: the deluge of phone inquiries after a crash they were following a definite line of inquiry
More example sentences
  • The information center expects most inquiries to come in by phone or email.
  • We have an open door policy and would invite people to drop in at any time for information or inquiries as to the support or services we have to offer.
  • As with all forms of information or methods of inquiry, both good and bad examples exist.
1.1An official investigation.
More example sentences
  • There was an official inquiry into the killing, but it has not resulted in any prosecutions.
  • After all the inquiries and investigations and demonstrations, he's still there.
  • There is wild talk of inquiries and commissions of investigations in the air.

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