AskDefine | Define querying

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  1. present participle of query

Extensive Definition

In general, a query is a form of questioning, in a line of inquiry. A query may also refer to:
  • The Queries, a set of 31 questions outlined by Isaac Newton beginning in 1704
  • Query (complexity), a mapping from structures of one vocabulary to structures of another vocabulary
  • Query (Quaker), a question used for reflection and spiritual exercises among members of the Society of Friends
  • Query language, a computer language used to make queries into databases and information systems
  • A precise request for information retrieval with database and information systems
  • Web search query, queries entered by users into web search engines
  • Command-query separation (CQS), a concept in object-oriented programming, especially in the Eiffel programming language
  • jQuery, a lightweight JavaScript library that emphasizes interaction between JavaScript and HTML
querying in German: Query
querying in Japanese: クエリ
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