Query

Noun

  • (computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.

    "The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes."

  • A question mark.
  • A question, an inquiry (US), an enquiry (UK).

    "The teacher answered the student's query concerning biosynthesis."

Verb

  • (computing, databases) To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.
  • (transitive) To question or call into doubt.
  • (intransitive) To ask a question.
  • (transitive, Internet) To send a private message to (a user on IRC).
  • (transitive) To ask, inquire.

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