Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inquiry

3 senses of inquiry

Sense 1
inquiry, enquiry, research -- (a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received")
       => problem solving -- (the thought processes involved in solving a problem)

Sense 2
question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation -- (an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present")
       => questioning, inquiring -- (a request for information)

Sense 3
inquiry, enquiry -- (a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest)
       => investigation, investigating -- (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

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