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noun (UK also enquiry) uk   /ɪnˈkwaɪə.ri/  us   /ˈɪŋ.kwɚ.i/

inquiry noun (QUESTION)

B1 [C or U] (the process of asking) a question: I've been making inquiries about/into the cost of a round-the-world ticket.formal Inquiry into the matter is pointless - no one will tell you anything.
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inquiry noun (PROCESS)

C2 [C] an official process to discover the facts about something bad that has happened: a judicial inquiry Citizens have demanded a full inquiry into the government's handling of the epidemic.
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