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English definition of “query language”

query language

noun [C]    
IT a way of getting particular information that you want from a large amount of information held on a computer database, spreadsheet, etc.: HR managers need to be able to use a database query language to make graphs and calculations from staff data.
(Definition of query language noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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