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Inquiry vs. Question

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  • Inquiry (noun)

    The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.

  • Inquiry (noun)

    Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation

    "Scientific inquiry"

  • Question (noun)

    A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.

    "What is your question?"

  • Question (noun)

    A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.

    "The question of seniority will be discussed at the meeting."

    "There was a question of which material to use."

  • Question (noun)

    A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.

    "His claim to the property has come under question."

    "The story is true beyond question."

    "He obeyed without question."

  • Question (noun)

    A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.

    "I move that the question be put to a vote."

  • Question (noun)

    Interrogation by torture.

  • Question (noun)

    Talk; conversation; speech.

    "Made she no verbal question? Shakespeare King Lear ca. 1606"

  • Question (verb)

    To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.

  • Question (verb)

    To raise doubts about; have doubts about.

  • Question (verb)

    To argue; to converse; to dispute.

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  • Inquiry (noun)

    The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.

  • Inquiry (noun)

    Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination into facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.

  • Question (noun)

    The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.

  • Question (noun)

    Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.

  • Question (noun)

    Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.

  • Question (noun)

    That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.

  • Question (noun)

    Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.

  • Question (noun)

    Talk; conversation; speech; speech.

  • Question (verb)

    To ask questions; to inquire.

  • Question (verb)

    To argue; to converse; to dispute.

  • Question

    To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.

  • Question

    To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.

  • Question

    To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.

  • Question

    To talk to; to converse with.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Inquiry (noun)

    a search for knowledge;

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  • Inquiry (noun)

    an instance of questioning;

    "there was a question about my training"

    "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  • Inquiry (noun)

    a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

  • Question (noun)

    an instance of questioning;

    "there was a question about my training"

    "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  • Question (noun)

    the subject matter at issue;

    "the question of disease merits serious discussion"

    "under the head of minor Roman poets"

  • Question (noun)

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply;

    "he asked a direct question"

    "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

  • Question (noun)

    uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something;

    "the dubiousness of his claim"

    "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

  • Question (noun)

    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote;

    "he made a motion to adjourn"

    "she called for the question"

  • Question (noun)

    an informal reference to a marriage proposal;

    "he was ready to pop the question"

  • Question (verb)

    challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of;

    "We must question your judgment in this matter"

  • Question (verb)

    pose a series of questions to;

    "The suspect was questioned by the police"

    "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

  • Question (verb)

    pose a question

  • Question (verb)

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

  • Question (verb)

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"

    "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

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