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I've never done too much inquiry into angels.
Misha Collins

Meaning of "inquiry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INQUIRY

inquiry  [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INQUIRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inquiry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INQUIRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Inquiry

An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways that each type of inquiry achieves its aim.

Definition of inquiry in the English dictionary

The definition of inquiry in the dictionary is a request for information; a question. Other definition of inquiry is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INQUIRY


aiery
ˈaɪərɪ
briary
ˈbraɪərɪ
briery
ˈbraɪərɪ
diary
ˈdaɪərɪ
enquiry
ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ
expiry
ɪkˈspaɪərɪ
fiery
ˈfaɪərɪ
firie
ˈfaɪərɪ
friary
ˈfraɪərɪ
lire
ˈlɪərɪ
miry
ˈmaɪərɪ
perspiry
pəˈspaɪərɪ
praemunire
ˌpriːmjʊˈnaɪərɪ
priory
ˈpraɪərɪ
quagmiry
ˈkwæɡˌmaɪərɪ
query
ˈkwɪərɪ
spiry
ˈspaɪərɪ
theory
ˈθɪərɪ
unmiry
ʌnˈmaɪərɪ
wiry
ˈwaɪərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INQUIRY

inquilinous
inquinate
inquination
inquiration
inquire
inquirendo
inquirer
inquiries
inquiring
inquiringly
inquiry agent
inquiry desk
inquiry office
inquisition
inquisitional
inquisitionist
inquisitive
inquisitively
inquisitiveness
inquisitor

WORDS THAT END LIKE INQUIRY

airy
airy-fairy
board of inquiry
commission of inquiry
committee of inquiry
court of inquiry
dairy
fairy
glairy
hairy
judicial enquiry
judicial inquiry
lairy
non-dairy
parliamentary inquiry
public enquiry
public inquiry
tooth fairy
triumviry
vairy

Synonyms and antonyms of inquiry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INQUIRY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «inquiry» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of inquiry

Translation of «inquiry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INQUIRY

Find out the translation of inquiry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inquiry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inquiry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

质询
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

consulta
570 millions of speakers

English

inquiry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जांच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِسْتِعْلامٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вопрос
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

averiguação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুসন্ধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enquête
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Siasatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erkundigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

問い合わせ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitakon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yêu cầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசாரணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चौकशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soruşturma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

indagine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pytanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întrebare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διερεύνηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondersoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förfrågan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forespørsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of inquiry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INQUIRY»

The term «inquiry» is very widely used and occupies the 7.699 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INQUIRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «inquiry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «inquiry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inquiry

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10 QUOTES WITH «INQUIRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inquiry.
1
Cleveland Abbe
True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.
2
Ayad Akhtar
Religion has been an important part of my understanding, my inquiry into what it means to be human.
3
Hosea Ballou
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
4
John Barton
Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools.
5
Richard Ben-Veniste
Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
6
Jack Cade
We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
7
Ha-Joon Chang
Economics should be defined in terms of what it is about. It should be about how people produce things, how people exchange them, how people earn income, how they pay taxes, how the government provides infrastructure with tax revenue, and how it conducts monetary policy. The subject has to be defined in terms of the object of inquiry.
8
Martin Chemnitz
For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
9
Deepak Chopra
Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.
10
Misha Collins
I've never done too much inquiry into angels.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INQUIRY»

Discover the use of inquiry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inquiry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change
This book is a concise introduction to Appreciative Inquiry.
David Cooperrider, Diana D. Whitney, 2005
2
Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century
This book provides the vital tools for educators to create collaborative environments where students experience school learning and real life meshed in integral ways - learning in the 21st century.
CAROL KUHLTHAU, LESLIE MANIOTES, ANN CASPARI, 2007
3
Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School
This book, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, explains how to do it.||The first three chapters provide an overview of the Guided Inquiry design framework, identify the eight phases of the Guided Inquiry process, ...
Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, 2012
4
Appreciative Inquiry and Organizational Transformation: ...
Describes how Appreciative Inquiry, an emerging new approach to organizational change, actually works, with novel and important insights into teamworks organizational design, culture change, and transformation.
Ronald Eugene Fry, 2002
5
Appreciative Inquiry Handbook
The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook contains everything needed to launch any kind of AI initiative offering a wealth of practical materials-project plans, interview guides, topic samples, case clippings, worksheets, overheads and more.
David L. Cooperrider, Diana Kaplin Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stavros, 2003
6
Inquiry Into the Human Mind: On the Principles of Common Sense
This edition of Reid's classic philosophical text in the philosophy of mind at long last gives scholars a complete critically edited text of the Inquiry. The critical text is based on the fourth life-time edition (1785).
Thomas Reid, Derek R. Brookes, 2000
7
The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science
Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model!
Lakeena Chitman-Booker, 2013
8
The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An ...
An account of the emergence and disintegration of.
Jürgen Habermas, 1991
9
Naturalistic Inquiry
Naturalistic Inquiry provides social scientists with a basic but comprehensive rationale for non-positivistic approaches to research.
Yvonna S. Lincoln, Egon G. Guba, 1985
10
A Hazardous Inquiry: The Rashomon Effect at Love Canal
Borrowing the multi-viewpoint technique of the classic Japanese film RASHOMON, sociologist/engineer Allan Mazur reveals that there are many--often conflicting--versions of what occurred at Love Canal.
Allan Mazur, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INQUIRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inquiry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iraq Inquiry: Sir John Chilcot snubs offer to help speed up release of …
Stubborn Iraq Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot has snubbed an offer of help aimed at speeding-up his long-delayed report. David Cameron ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Inquiry into banking inquiry - The Irish Times
Wednesday's hearings interrupted by private sessions to deal with whistleblower allegations relating to the inquiry's investigations team. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Judge leading public inquiry into undercover police to speak about …
The conduct of the Metropolitan police's undercover operations will come under the spotlight in the public inquiry. Photograph: JACK ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Suspension before inquiry in sexual harassment case? - The Times …
A DoPT note issued on Thursday outlining the steps for conduct of inquiry into complaints of sexual harassment in government departments, ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
5
Inquiry Focusing on Gunman's Trip to Jordan in 2014 - The New …
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Federal investigators on Friday dug into the background and travels of the 24-year-old gunman who they say killed ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Hospital procurement fraud inquiry began in September
A Garda investigation into allegations of impropriety among staff working in the procurement departments of a number of hospitals has been ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
Scott Walker Inquiry Shows the Danger of Secrecy - Bloomberg View
Scott Walker Inquiry Shows the Danger of Secrecy. Megan McArdle. Jul 17, 2015 10:14 AM EDT. By Megan McArdle. a; A. In 2010, Wisconsin convened a "John ... «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
8
Drug industry's submission to tax minimisation Senate inquiry a …
The warning was contained in a "supplementary submission" to the Senate tax avoidance inquiry, following a public hearing a fortnight ago that ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
9
BBC green paper: Chris Bryant calls for inquiry into possible leaks to …
Shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant called for an official inquiry into whether John Whittingdale or his department leaked details of the BBC ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Vigilance inquiry against IG Thakur gains momentum - The Times of …
LUCKNOW: A Vigilance Inquiry ordered against suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur in 2014, has gained momentum. A 1992 batch IPS of ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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