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  • v. Present participle of inquire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to inquiry; disposed to investigate causes; curious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to inquiry or investigation; searching; inquisitive: as, an inquiring mind or look. Also enquiring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a request for information
  • adj. given to inquiry


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