- noun a simple, commonly used, standard database programming language that is only used to create queries to retrieve data from the database.
- Acronym for Structured Query Language. A standardized language utilized to query, update, and otherwise access and manage a database or relational database. Usually pronounced seaquill. Also called SQL language.
Information & Library Science
- noun a standardised language that is close to the structure of natural English, used for obtaining information from databases.