inquiry inquiry  /ɪn ˈkwaɪ ri/


  1. (n) a search for knowledge
  2. (n) an instance of questioning
  3. (n) a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest


  1. But the Alaska senate inquiry is moving ahead.
  2. Senator Kim Elton, chairman of the council conducting the inquiry, and Hollis French, Project Director of the inquiry, are both ardent supporters of Barack Obama.
  3. Gates told the inquiry, without a hint of irony, that the woman's experiences would make her a better equity officer.


  1. Legal inquiry over failing schools list 'not a big deal,' Bice says (poll)

    State Education Superintendent Tommy Bice is saying very little about a reported legal inquiry that caused state education officials to delay releasing a list of so-called failing schools under the Alabama Accountability Act.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  2. Loans With Bad Credit Aggregator - New Online Inquiry Form

    PENSACOLA, Florida, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ? , the McAfee Secure™ site for applying to and comparing lenders offering cash loans, has announced the launch of a new inquiry ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. A Call For Google To Face A Tax Inquiry. Not That It Will Go Anywhere

    The Public Accounts Committee in the UK has released its report on the taxation of multinationals. Google comes in for a lot of stick in it, something which is absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been observing the evidence given to the committee. There's a call in the report for Google to face an detailed inquiry into its tax affairs. But it does have to be said that there's very little ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "Promoting science isn't just about providing resources - it's about protecting free and open inquiry," Obama explained in his radio address.
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: National Review Online

  2. "I recognize the significance of the decision to include an international element and I understand the constitutional and political niceties that surround that," Trimble said. "I can say that we are all determined that the inquiry be rigorous...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: David Trimble Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I welcome this inquiry and the CIA will cooperate fully," CIA Director Mike Hayden said in a statement. "I welcome it as an opportunity to address questions that have arisen over the destruction back in 2005 of videotapes."
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Mike Hayden Source: Forbes

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