DIVISION (I.) FORMATION OF IDEAS
Section II. PRECURSORY CONDITIONS AND OPERATIONS, continued
Inquiry. –N. question, request, search, research, pursuit; examination, review, scrutiny, investigation, indagation, perquisition, perscrutation, pervestigation; inquest, inquisition; exploration; exploitation, ventilation; sifting; calculation, analysis, dissection, resolution, induction, Baconian method; strict inquiry, close inquiry, searching inquiry, exhaustive inquiry; narrow search, strict search; study (consideration). trial. questioning; interrogation, third degree; interpellation; challenge, examination, cross-examination; catechism; feeler, Socratic method, zetetic philosophy; leading question; discussion (reasoning); questionnaire, questionary. reconnoitering, reconnaissance; prying; espionage; domicilary visit, peep behind the curtain, lantern of Diogenes. query, problem, desideratum, porism; issue; bone of contention (discord); open question; enigma (secret); knotty point (difficulty); quodlibet; inquirer, investigator, experimenter, inquisitor, inspector, querist, examiner, catechist, scrutator, scrutineer; quidnunc (curiosity).
Answer. –N. response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, counter-evidence, counter-charge, defence, plea; retort, repartee; contradiction; rescript, rescription; antiphon, antiphony; acknowledgement; password; echo. discovery; solution (explanation); rationale (cause); clue (indication). Oedipus; oracle; return (record).
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.