Meaning of INQUIRY in English

INQUIRY

transcription, транскрипция: [ in-ˈkwī(-ə)r-ē, ˈin-ˌ; ˈin-kwə-rē, ˈiŋ-; ˈin-ˌkwir-ē ]

noun

( plural -ries )

Date: 15th century

1. : examination into facts or principles : research

2. : a request for information

3. : a systematic investigation often of a matter of public interest

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.