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Query

1. The words an Internet search engine attempts to find on the web. A query may be for any of the words searched, all of the words, or even an exact phrase.

2. More broadly, a question.
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The Community Search Assistant (Glance, 2001) is an example of a collaborative querying system that helps users formulate appropriate queries for a particular search session by showing relevant queries previously submitted by other users.