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Inquiry

Used in the context of general equities. In-line expression of interest in a particular stock, usually asking the firm to bid for or offer stock.

Inquiry

1. A request in which one investor asks another to make a bid or offer on a security.

2. An indication of interest by a potential customer or client. Generally speaking, an inquiry follows an advertisement or word-of-mouth information about the company. The number of inquiries can help a company determine the effectiveness of its marketing. Likewise, the number of inquiries relative to the number of actual customers or clients can help the company determine the quality of its products and/or staff.
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And there are no teachers in the higher sense of the word; that is to say, no real teachers who will arouse the spirit of enquiry in their pupils, and not merely instruct them in rhetoric or impart to them ready- made information for a fee of 'one' or of 'fifty drachms.
Nor is Socrates positive of anything but the duty of enquiry.
Were it worth the enquiry, it would be found that more than a just proportion of the renowned names of the mother- country are, at this hour, to be found in her ci-devant colonies; and it is a fact well known to the few who have wasted sufficient time to become the masters of so unimportant a subject, that the direct descendants of many a failing line, which the policy of England has seen fit to sustain by collateral supporters, are now discharging the simple duties of citizens in the bosom of this republic.
I telegraphed to the head of the police at Cleveland, limiting my enquiry to the circumstances connected with the marriage of Enoch Drebber.