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inquiry

in·quir·y

inquiry

 
pronunciation:
ihn kwaI ri [or] ihn kwaI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: inquiries
definition 1: a process of seeking truth or accurate information.
synonyms:
exploration
similar words:
analysis, examination, interrogation, investigation, quest, questioning, research, search, study
definition 2: a question or query.
synonyms:
query, question
similar words:
interrogation
definition 3: a systematic investigation, as into a crime.
synonyms:
inquest, investigation, probe
similar words:
examination, inquisition
Word Parts
The word inquiry contains the following parts:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek
-y2 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, act, or practice of