An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways that each type of inquiry achieves its aim.
The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation
A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
“What is your question?”
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.”
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.”
A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.
“I move that the question be put to a vote.”
Interrogation by torture.
Talk; conversation; speech.
“Made she no verbal question? Shakespeare King Lear ca. 1606”
To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.
To raise doubts about; have doubts about.
To argue; to converse; to dispute.