[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/
noun, plural queries.
a question; an inquiry.
mental reservation; doubt.
Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece.
verb (used with object), queried, querying.
to ask or inquire about:
No one queried his presence.
to question as doubtful or obscure:
to query a statement.
Printing. to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query.
to ask questions of.
noun (pl) -ries
a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
a less common name for question mark
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
to express uncertainty, doubt, or an objection concerning (something)
to express as a query: “What’s up now?” she queried
(US) to put a question to (a person); ask
1530s, quaere “a question,” from Latin quaere “ask,” imperative of quaerere “to seek, look for; strive, endeavor, strive to gain; ask, require, demand;” figuratively “seek mentally, seek to learn, make inquiry,” probably ultimately from PIE *kwo-, root forming the stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (see who). Spelling Englished or altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry.
“to question,” 1650s, from query (n.). Related: Queried; querying.
1. A user’s (or agent’s) request for information, generally as a formal request to a database or search engine.
SQL is the most common database query language.
2. question mark.
[kwer-uh-luh s, kwer-yuh-] /ˈkwɛr ə ləs, ˈkwɛr yə-/ adjective 1. full of complaints; complaining. 2. characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish: a querulous tone; constant querulous reminders of things to be done. /ˈkwɛrʊləs; ˈkwɛrjʊ-/ adjective 1. inclined to make whining or peevish complaints 2. characterized by or proceeding from a complaining fretful attitude or […]
- 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