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enquiry

noun UK (UK/US inquiry)
 
 
/ɪnˈkwaɪəri/
QUESTION [C] formal B1 a question that you ask when you want more information: We receive a lot of enquiries about tax issues.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
OFFICIAL PROCESS [C] an official process to discover the facts about something bad that has happened: The hospital is holding an enquiry into the accident.Court cases, orders and decisionsAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
ASKING QUESTIONS [U] formal the process of asking questions in order to get informationAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of enquiry from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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