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Definition of "query" []

  • A question; an inquiry. (noun)
  • A doubt in the mind; a mental reservation. (noun)
  • A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy. (noun)
  • To express doubt or uncertainty about; question: query someone's motives. (verb-transitive)
  • To put a question to (a person). See Synonyms at ask. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "query" in a sentence
  • "# Make up a simple query my $query = new Unit:: Request ( "");"
  • "You do this by sending the straight text through PHP either through a variable or through the mysql_query command directly, like this: $query = "SELECT * from TABLE"; $results = mysql_query ($query); You can also do it like this: $results = mysql_query ( "SELECT * from TABLE"); The results of your query are then put into a temporary array known as $results, which you'll learn more about later."
  • "Next you plan out your query and assign it to the $query variable."