Definition of query language in English:

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query language


A language for the specification of procedures for the retrieval (and sometimes also modification) of information from a database.
Example sentences
  • Structured query language is a common language for database applications like Microsoft Access, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and many others.
  • The SQL query language and the programming language Perl were used for sequence alignment and subsequence extraction.
  • XQuery is the official World Wide Web Consortium specification for an XML query language.

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Syllabification: que·ry lan·guage

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