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[en-kwahyuh r-ee, en-kwuh-ree] /ɛnˈkwaɪər i, ˈɛn kwə ri/
noun, plural enquiries.
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  • In the former 1930s courtroom visitors will hear the enquiry's transcript played-out.
  • There should be another independent enquiry on their failure.
  • Naturally, the families were devastated, and demanded an enquiry.
  • Just like all fields of scientific enquiry some of the work is great and some of it is bad.
  • Either way, your enquiry will receive our careful consideration .
  • Nothing is beyond human enquiry or evaluation.
  • Close down the construction company pending an enquiry.
  • The enquiry should end with a review of the discussion findings and confirmation by the participants to ensure accuracy.
  • A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful.
  • The enquiry into plants was originally ten books, of which nine survive.
British Dictionary definitions for enquiry


noun (pl) -ries
a request for information; a question
an investigation, esp a formal one conducted into a matter of public concern by a body constituted for that purpose by a government, local authority, or other organization
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alternative spelling of inquiry. Related: Enquiries.

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