or chiefly Britishenquiry/ɪnˈkwaɪri, ˈɪnkwəri/
or chiefly British enquiry /ɪnˈkwaɪri, ˈɪnkwəri/
Learner's definition of INQUIRY
1 [count] : a request for information — often + into 2 [count] : an official effort to collect and examine information about something : investigation — often + into
◊ In British English, a person who is being questioned by the police as a suspect or a witness is said to be helping the police with their inquiries.
3 [noncount] : the act of asking questions in order to gather or collect information
Further inquiry showed that he had visited the city twice before.
The police are pursuing a new line of inquiry.