query

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v query pose a question
    • n query an instance of questioning "there was a question about my training","we made inquiries of all those who were present"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Query A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity.
    • Query A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved. "I shall conclude with proposing only some queries , in order to a . . . search to be made by others."
    • Query An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt.
    • Query To address questions to; to examine by questions.
    • Query To ask questions; to make inquiry. "Each prompt to query , answer, and debate."
    • Query To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.
    • Query To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.
    • Query 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.
    • Query To write “ query” (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quære.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n query A question; an inquiry to be answered or resolved; specifically, a doubt or challenge, as of a written or printed statement, represented by the interrogation-point (?), or by an abbreviation, q., qy., or qu., or by both.
    • n query Synonyms Inquiry, Interrogation, etc. See question.
    • query To put a query; ask a question or questions; express doubt.
    • query To mark with a query; express a desire to examine as to the truth of.
    • query To seek by questioning; inquire or ask: as, to query the sum or amount; to query the motive or the fact.
    • query To examine by questions; address queries to: as, to query a person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Query kwē′ri an inquiry: the mark of interrogation
    • v.t Query to inquire into: to question: to doubt of: to mark with a query
    • v.i Query to question:—pa.t. and pa.p. quē′ried
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Quotations

  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum, to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. Acquire Conquer Exquisite Quest Require

Usage

In literature:

I have more to add in a future Number, if "NOTES AND QUERIES" can afford me space.
"Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851" by Various
At the outset the queries may arise, What is meant by rural social science?
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Minor Queries with Answers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 203, September 17, 1853" by Various
I was honoured, a few days ago, with a communication from India, which contains a Query that is out of my power to answer.
"Notes and Queries, Number 206, October 8, 1853" by Various
Minor Queries with Answers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
Minor Queries with Answers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
There are two or three of these concerning which I should be obliged to any reader of your publication who would satisfy my Queries.
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853" by Various
Query: Can it be I am upon the verge of a serious disorder?
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Do you know," she queried, with sudden glance, "that Daniel means to marry me?
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Query, Has this reading been adopted by our skilled Shakspearian critics?
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
MR. BINGHAM will feel further obliged if the Replies to any or all of these Queries be forwarded direct to his address at 57.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
Perhaps UNEDA, W. W., or some other of your Philadelphia correspondents, will be good enough to notice the third of these Queries.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various
The expedition of Sir John Richardson to the Arctic shores, which suggests the above Query, also gives rise to another.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
I repeated my query in French, and the second man replied indolently.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Minor Queries with Answers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
Query, Who was he, and are there any descendants of this marriage?
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various
The sketch accompanying this query Sir Henry had pasted in the book in triumph.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Minor Queries with Answers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853" by Various
Again the likeness of Indian and priest possessed me, but raised no query within me.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I would put a Query or two to your many readers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
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In poetry:

Who I am I shall not say,
But I send you this bouquet
With this query, baby mine:
"Will you be my valentine?"
"Two Valentines" by Eugene Field
With wakened memories, as they met,
They queried what had been
"A poor man's wife am I, and yet,"
Said one, "I am a queen.
"The Wishing Bridge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fore-doomed to song she seemed to me
I queried not with destiny
I knew the trial and the need,
Yet, all the more, I said, God speed?
"The Singer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'You will forgive my coming,
Lady fair?
I see you as at that time
Rising there,
The self-same curious querying in your eyes and hair.
"The Re-Enactment" by Thomas Hardy
Though 'gainst spring cheese some do mutter,
Yet spring milk also makes bad butter,
Then there doth arise the query
How to utilize it in the dairy.
"Dairy Ode" by James McIntyre
This query woke a voice within--
Why slight the spring of God's great love,
That fount that cleanseth from all sin,
Our purchase paid by Christ above?
"The Mountain Spring" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass

In news:

Generated in 0.26 seconds in which 0.239 seconds were spent on a total of 13 queries.
It sure beats sending out rejections on queries, since I'm delivering good news.
" Pregnancy also figures in reality shows these days— 16 and Pregnant , I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant —and celebrity pregnancies spur their own round of queries," Chan says.
President Bush Answers Student Queries.
It prompts an increasingly necessary query: How long can the Mids (1-3) afford to rely on a starting quarterback who cannot take care of the ball.
If you have a 100 percent true story taken from your own experience concerning the above query , send it to queries @washpost.com or The Washington Post Magazine, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20071.
The following two queries were submitted with the request for answers from the Nevada Schools.
I just finished watching Marla Miller's quick query critique online, featured in the May newsletter of Marketing the Muse.
An Excerpt of Query XIV from the Notes on the State of Virginia (1781).
A memorial service for Norma Dean Query , who died Sept 27, 2012, after a long battle with cancer, will be held at 10 am Friday at Lake Valley Community Church.
Maybe you've already sent out your query letter to some agents.
4 Optimization of Complex-Object Queries in PRIMA.
9 Towards a Unification of Rewrite-based Optimization Techniques for Object-oriented Queries S Cluet and C. Statement of Problems H Schoning.
Now, you can designate a query as a batch query and it will complete within a few hours.
3 Lessons from Big Red F's Query .
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In science:

However, a query for 1/f for f ∈ ˆF r,ρ can be simulated by a query for f (and vice versa), see Lemma 4 in .
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
We define spatio-temporal queries to be computable mappings that are also generic, meaning that the result of a query may only depend to a limited extent on the actual internal representation of the spatio-temporal data.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
We also call a k-ary n-dimensional spatio-temporal database query a spatio-temporal database query of output type (n, k).
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The query that selects those snapshots from the relation R where R shows a circle is a spatio-temporal database query of output type (2, 1).
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
There is a natural way to see spatio-temporal queries as semi-algebraic queries, that is captured in the following definition of equivalence of queries.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The formula ϕ expresses a semi-algebraic ((n + 1) × k)-ary query Q which is equivalent to a k-ary n-dimensional spatio-temporal query Q.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Semantically, a program in the query language FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ) + While expresses a spatio-temporal query as soon as Rout is assigned a return value.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Semantically, a program in the query language FO(Π, σ) +While expresses a spatiotemporal query as soon as Rout is assigned a return value.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Constraint databases, queries and query languages.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
But this is not a problem because what we will show is that, no matter what the complexity of the queries is, the number of queries has to be superpolynomial.
On Learning Thresholds of Parities and Unions of Rectangles in Random Walk Models
Every time A makes a query, we add that query to Vn,s .
On Learning Thresholds of Parities and Unions of Rectangles in Random Walk Models
The data source D to be queried can be composed of multiple sources. A SPARQL query consists of three parts.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
Finally, the output of a SPARQL query can be of different types: yes/no queries, selections of values of the variables which match the patterns, construction of new triples from these values, and descriptions about resources queries.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
The central idea in is to make a correspondence between SPARQL queries and relational algebra queries over a single relation T (S, P, O).
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
A fundamental issue in any query language is the complexity of query evaluation and, in particular, what is the influence of each component of the language in this complexity.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
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