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Meaning of “query” in the English Dictionary

"query" in British English

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querynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/  us   /ˈkwɪr.i/
B2 a ​question, often ​expressingdoubt about something or ​looking for an ​answer from an ​authority: If you have any queries aboutyourtreatment, the ​doctor will answer them.

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queryverb [T]

uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/  us   /ˈkwɪr.i/
to ​askquestions, ​especially in ​order to ​check if something is ​true or ​correct: A few ​students have queried ​theirmarks. [+ question word] She queried whether three ​months was ​long enough. [+ speech] "Any ​chance of a ​cup of ​tea?" he queried ​hopefully.
(Definition of query from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"query" in American English

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querynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwɪər·i, ˈkwer·i/
a ​question, often one ​expressingdoubt about something or ​looking for ​information
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verb [T]  us   /ˈkwɪr·i, ˈkwer·i/
Lawyers queried Ann about what she ​wore that ​day.
(Definition of query from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"query" in Business English

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querynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkwɪəri/ (plural queries)
a ​question, often ​expressing doubt about something or looking for an answer from someone: Email your comments, queries, or suggestions to us at this ​address. We regret that we cannot answer every query. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to ​ask.a query about sth I have a query about the second ​item on the ​agenda.
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queryverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkwɪəri/
to ​express doubt about something or ​ask for more ​information: Someone in the ​accountsdepartment had queried his ​expenseclaim. The Revenue is unlikely to query such an ​arrangement unless the ​sums are particularly large in relation to your ​income.query whether/why/how He queries whether there is really sufficient ​demand to ​warrant another ​model.
(Definition of query from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“query” in British English

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