Definition of inquiry :
1. Search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries.
2. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
rhetorical question, hearing, call, opinion poll, questioning, investigate, probation, interrogatory, doubt, study, analysis, probing, research, leading question, trawl, search, enquiry, head, investigation, inquisition, motion, delving, ask, disquisition, dubiousness, doubtfulness, soundings, questionnaire, reference, interrogative sentence, interrogative, elicitation, examen, public inquiry
question (part of speech: noun)
request (part of speech: noun)
- The tears which shone in her eyes were a sufficient answer, and when at supper that night, inquiry was made for Mr. Livingstone, it was said that he had gone to Frankfort. - "'Lena Rivers", Mary J. Holmes.
- How very interesting a subject of thought and inquiry! - "Leading Articles on Various Subjects", Hugh Miller.
- The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer. - "The Hound of the Baskervilles", A. Conan Doyle.