Inquiry vs T - What's the difference?

inquiry | t |


As a noun inquiry

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

As a letter t is

the twentieth letter of the.

As a symbol t is

symbol for tesla, the si unit of magnetic flux density.

inquiry

Alternative forms

* enquiry

Noun

(inquiries)
  • 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; as, physical inquiries.
  • Usage notes

    According to Fowler's Modern English Usage'' (1926), ''inquiry'' should be used in relation to a formal inquest, and ''enquiry'' to the act of questioning. Many (though not all) British writers maintain this distinction; the Oxford English Dictionary, in its entry not updated since 1900, lists ''inquiry'' and ''enquiry'' as equal alternatives, in that order. Some British dictionaries, such as ''Chambers 21st Century Dictionary'' [http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/main?title=21st&query=inquiry], present the two spellings as interchangeable variants in the general sense, but prefer ''inquiry'' for the "formal inquest" sense. In Australian English, ''inquiry'' represents a formal inquest (such as a government investigation) while ''enquiry'' is used in the act of questioning (eg: the customer enquired about the status of his loan application). Both spellings are current in Canadian English, where ''enquiry'' is often associated with scholarly or intellectual research. (See Pam Peters, ''The Cambridge Guide to English Usage , p. 282.) American English usually uses inquiry .

    References

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    t

    Translingual

    {{Basic Latin character info, previous=s, next=u, image= (wikipedia t)

    Letter

  • The twentieth letter of the .
  • See also

    (Latn-script) * (tau) * (te) * Turned:

    Symbol

    (Voiceless alveolar plosive) (head)
  • voiceless alveolar plosive.
  • time
  • tonne
  • Usage notes

    * As a symbol meaning "time", t is italicised in print; for example, "the position at time t'' is ''x ".

    Noun

    (head)
  • (LISP) The atom representing true, as opposed to nil.
  • See also

    {{Letter , page=T , NATO=Tango , Morse=– , Character=T , Braille=? }} Image:Latin T.png, Capital and lowercase versions of T , in normal and italic type Image:Fraktur letter T.png, Uppercase and lowercase T in Fraktur File:Latin_alphabet_Tt.svg, Uppercase and lowercase T in sans-serif and serif font ----