- 1[countable] an official process to find out the cause of something or to find out information about something a murder inquiry inquiry into something a public inquiry into the environmental effects of the proposed new road to hold/order an inquiry into the affair
- 2[countable] a request for information about someone or something; a question about someone or something a telephone inquiry inquiry (from somebody) (about somebody/something) We received over 300 inquiries about the job. inquiries from prospective students I'll have to make a few inquiries (= try to find out about it) and get back to you. All inquiries should be addressed to the customer services department.
- 3 [uncountable] the act of asking questions or collecting information about someone or something scientific inquiry The police are following several lines of inquiry.
(also enquiry) nounjump to other results
NAmE//ˈɪnkwəri//, NAmE//ɪnˈkwaɪəri//(pl. inquiries, enquiries)