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1. character /enkw/ or /enk/ ENQuire. The mnemonic for
ASCII character 5.
2. chat An on-line convention for querying someone's
availability. After opening a chat connection to someone
apparently in heavy hack mode, one might type "SYN SYN ENQ?"
(the SYNs representing notional synchronisation bytes), and
expect a return of ACK or NAK depending on whether or not
the person felt interruptible.