Definition of “query” - English Dictionary

“query” in British English

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querynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us /ˈkwɪr.i/

B2 a question, often expressing doubt about something or looking for an answer from an authority:

If you have any queries about your treatment, the doctor will answer them.

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queryverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us /ˈkwɪr.i/

to ask questions, especially in order to check if something is true or correct:

A few students have queried their marks.
[ + 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 expressing doubt about something or looking for information

query
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 /ˈkwɪəri/ us 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 /ˈkwɪəri/ us

to express doubt about something or ask for more information:

Someone in the accounts department had queried his expense claim.
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)