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inquiry

noun ( also UK enquiry)
 
 
/ɪnˈkwaɪəri/
QUESTION [C] formal B1 a question that you ask when you want more information: The company has received a lot of inquiries about its new Internet service.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: There will be an official inquiry into the train crash.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 inquiry from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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