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Interview vs. Inquiry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Interview and Inquiry is that the Interview is a structured series of questions and answers and Inquiry is a process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem

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  • Interview (noun)

    An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures. 16th-19th c.

  • Interview (noun)

    Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature. from 17th c.

  • Interview (noun)

    A conversation in person (or, by extension, over the telephone, Internet etc.) between a journalist and someone whose opinion or statements he or she wishes to record for publication, broadcast etc. from 19th c.

    "The reporter gave the witness an interview."

  • Interview (noun)

    A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant. from 20th c.

    "It was a dreadful interview; I have no hope of getting the job."

  • Interview (noun)

    An audition.

  • Interview (noun)

    A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation. from 20th c.

  • Interview (verb)

    To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.

    "He interviewed the witness."

    "The witness was interviewed."

  • Interview (verb)

    To be interviewed; to attend an interview.

  • 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"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Interview (noun)

    A mutual sight or view; a meeting face to face; usually, a formal or official meeting for consultation; a conference; as, the secretary had an interview with the President.

  • Interview (noun)

    A conversation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited.

  • Interview

    To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication.

  • 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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Interview (noun)

    the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists;

    "my interviews with teen-agers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"

  • Interview (noun)

    a conference (usually with someone important);

    "he had a consultation with the judge"

    "he requested an audience with the king"

  • Interview (verb)

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

  • Interview (verb)

    discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation;

    "We interviewed the job candidates"

  • Interview (verb)

    go for an interview in the hope of being hired;

    "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"

  • 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

Princeton's WordNet

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