A close examination of a matter in a search for information or truth.(noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "inquiry" in a sentence
"One aspect of all of this that begs further inquiry is the seeming ineptitude of the military planners."
"This inquiry is a good indicator of interest in open source appropriate technology design."
"To categorically deny this inquiry is absolutely wrong."