[kwer-uh-luh s, kwer-yuh-] /ˈkwɛr ə ləs, ˈkwɛr yə-/
full of complaints; complaining.
characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish:
a querulous tone; constant querulous reminders of things to be done.
inclined to make whining or peevish complaints
characterized by or proceeding from a complaining fretful attitude or disposition: a querulous tone
c.1400, from Old French querelos “quarrelsome, argumentative” and directly from Late Latin querulosus, from Latin querulus “full of complaints, complaining,” from queri “to complain.” Retains the original vowel of quarrel (n.1). Related: Querulously; querulousness.
- Query by example
database, language (QBE) A user-friendly query language developed by Moshé Zloof of IBM in 1975. (http://informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/z/Zloof:Mosh=eacute=_M=.html). [Moshé M. Zloof, “Query By Example”, AFIPS NCC 1975: 431-438]. [Moshé M. Zloof, “Query-by-Example: A Data Base Language”, IBM Systems Journal 16(4): 324-343, 1977]. [“QBE/OBE: A Language for Office and Business Automation”, M.M. Zloof, Computer pp.13-22, May 1981]. (2001-03-25)
- Query expansion
information science Adding search terms to a user’s search. Query expansion is the process of a search engine adding search terms to a user’s weighted search. The intent is to improve precision and/or recall. The additional terms may be taken from a thesaurus. For example a search for “car” may be expanded to: car cars […]
[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/ noun, plural queries. 1. a question; an inquiry. 2. mental reservation; doubt. 3. Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text. 4. an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., […]
- Query language
noun 1. (computing) the instructions and procedures used to retrieve information from a database