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An attempt to find out information

elicitation

noun

the process of getting information from someone

investigation

noun

the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened

search

noun

an attempt to find an answer or information

inquiry

noun

an official examination of a crime, accident, problem etc, in order to get information or the truth

opinion poll

noun

an attempt to find out what people in general think about a subject by asking some people questions about it

public inquiry

noun

an official attempt to discover the cause of something bad that has affected the public, organized by someone chosen by the government

probe

noun

an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television programme etc

soundings

noun

the opinions of a group of people that you ask for before making a decision or taking action

reference

noun

the process of looking at something in order to get information

trawl

noun

a careful search for someone or something

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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