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que·ry

query

 
 
pronunciation:
kwi ri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: queries
definition 1: a question or inquiry
He did not respond to his mother's query about his personal life.The day after they placed the help-wanted ad, they received over forty queries.
synonyms:
inquiry, question
definition 2: a doubt or question that cannot be resolved in one's mind; a mental reservation.
definition 3: a notation, as on a manuscript, that indicates a question to be answered.
definition 4: in computing, a request for information submitted to a search engine or database using a computer language or human language
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: queried, queries, querying
definition 1: to inquire into; ask about.
synonyms:
ask about, inquire into
similar words:
investigate, probe, question, scrutinize, survey
definition 2: to question (someone).
synonyms:
ask, question
similar words:
catechize, challenge, dispute, examine, interrogate, pump, quiz, sound out, test
definition 3: to mark with a query.
synonyms:
question
similar words:
edit, mark, proofread
definition 4: in computing, to request information from (a database).
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derivation: queryingly (adv.)
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