query


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Query \Que"ry\, n.; pl. Queries. [L. quaere, imperative sing.
   of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask,
   inquire. Cf. Acquire, Conquer, Exquisite, Quest,
   Require.]
   1. A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.
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            I shall conclude with proposing only some queries,
            in order to a . . . search to be made by others.
                                                  --Sir I.
                                                  Newton.
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   2. A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about
      his sincerity.
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   3. An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a
      doubt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Query \Que"ry\, v. i.
   1. To ask questions; to make inquiry.
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            Each prompt to query, answer, and debate. --Pope.
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   2. To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Query \Que"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Queried; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Querying.]
   1. To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to
      inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to
      query the motive or the fact.
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   2. To address questions to; to examine by questions.
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   3. To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.
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   4. To write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful
      spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Qu[ae]re.
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