Notebook, 1993-



Interest . . . . A seeking for truth, information, or knowledge . . . . More or less formal deliberation . . . .

Formal Inquiry implies focus on something specific. Includes: To Seek, Question/ask, Differentiate, Obtain (re: characteristics, quality, incident, truth, meaning, information, knowledge), Scrutiny, Exploration, Study, Examination, Test, Experimentation, Investigation, Research , etc.

Developments may proceed specific to materials and interest, a discipline, disciplines, categories of visual arts experience - may be related to Historic, Cultural, Practical, Conceptual, Theoretical, Social or Topical orientations in personal or professional experience, and may be discerned generally or specific to a determined focus.

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Obtain information

Inquire / Formal-specific

Ask / general interest

Question / repetition & persistence

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Inquiry 1. a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge. 2. an investigation, as into an incident. 3. the act of inguiring or of seeking information by questioning; interrogation. 4. a question; query. Also, enquiry. -Syn. 1. study, scrutiny, exploration. -Ant. 4. answer, reply.

Inguire 1. to seek to learn by asking. 2. Obs. to seek. 3. Obs. to question (a person). -v.i. 4. to seek information by questioning; ask: To inquire about a person. 5. To make investigation (usually fol. by into): to inquire into the incident. 6. Inquire after, to ask about the welfare of. Also, enquire. [Late ME < L inquâre(re) (to) seek for (see IN-2, query); r. ME enquere(n) < OF enquerre] -Syn. 1, 4, 5. investigate, examine, query. INQUIRE, ASK, QUESTION imply that a person (or persons) addresses another (or others) to obtain information. ASK is the general word: to ask what time it is. INQUIRE is more formal and always implies asking about something specific: to inquire about a rumor. To QUESTION implies repetition and persistence in asking; it often applies to legal examination or investigation: to question the survivor of an accident. -Ant. 1. tell. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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