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query (s) (noun), queries (pl)
1. The process of requesting information or investigating something that is doubtful: There were many queries about the accuracy of what actually happened to John Kennedy when he was in the hospital after he was shot.
2. An action that results in obtaining information about something: Virginia made a query to the department store about an order that she had made several days ago.

The librarian responded to Mark's query about a special topic which he was researching in order to complete his assignment about Latin words in English.

A question about a possibility of doing something.
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query (verb), queries; queried; querying
1. To ask people for information regarding their thoughts: Dudley, the reporter, queried several politicians about how they would vote on the new proposal to raise income taxes.

The magazine writer, Mr. Thompson, conducted a survey in which several leading educators were queried about the dietary habits of their students.

2. To express a desire to get a better understanding about some doubtful activity or to check the validity or accuracy regarding something: Many callers were querying the government agency as to why so many people could not get jobs when the economic reports indicated that more companies were hiring workers.

Mary's mother queried her daughter's teacher, Mrs. Anderson, about her decision not to have a final exam that semester.

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query (KWIR ee) (noun)
A question, an inquiry, or a doubt: Janine said she had a query for the politician about the claims that he just made in his speech.
query (KWIR ee) (verb)
To ask questions or to seek authoritative information: James wanted to query his astronomy professor about the phases of the moon.
question (KWES chuhn) (verb)
1. To examine or to interrogate in an intensive manner: Jennifer was afraid the school principal will want to question her about the broken window.
2. To examine or to analyze: The lab technician was determined to question every aspect of the experiment before writing her report.
question (KWES chuhn) (noun)
1. A request or order to bring a matter under discussion to a vote in a meeting: At the union meeting, the president called the question before everyone had an opportunity to speak.
3. Opportunity for a doubt or an objection: There is no question that he is a fine doctor and surgeon.
4. The act or instance of asking for information: In the morning, Tony will pose a question to his daughter about the film she went to see.
quest (KWEST) (verb)
To search or to ask for: Lorna plans to quest at the baking supply store about where to buy the best chocolate.
quest (KWEST) (noun)
1. An investigation or search: The police were on a quest to find the source of leaked information.
2. A chivalrous undertaking typically involving an adventurous trip or journey often associated with medieval literature: The knight went on a quest to find the beautiful girl of his dreams.
inquiry (in KWIGHR ee, IN kwighr" ee) (noun)
1. A well-organized and systematic investigation, often into a matter of public interest: After the scandal broke, the prime minister ordered an inquiry into the misspent funds.
2. An appeal or request for information: Stanley will make an inquiry at the library information desk about the film he wants to borrow.

In its quest to understand the difficult issues facing the hospital, the board members demanded an inquiry be undertaken to answer the question: What happened to the significant donations received last year?

This was the query of Ms. Jones who wished to make a donation but wanted an accounting of all previous gifts and donations.

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A question, or questions, that a person has in his or her mind. (1)