ques·​tion·​naire | \ ˌkwes-chə-ˈner How to pronounce questionnaire (audio) , ˌkwesh- \

Definition of questionnaire

1 : a set of questions for obtaining statistically useful or personal information from individuals
2 : a written or printed questionnaire often with spaces for answers
3 : a survey made by the use of a questionnaire

Examples of questionnaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only the Circuit Court and Superior Court 1 completed the questionnaire. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2022 Respondents were offered a $20 gift card for completing the questionnaire. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Sep. 2022 The questionnaire asks about hair density, scalp sensitivity and more. Catharine Malzahn, Good Housekeeping, 22 Aug. 2022 When the researchers reran the analysis using just the first exercise questionnaire from the 1980s, the reverse J-curve reappeared. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2022 Between June 2014 and September 2021, a total of 260,992 U.S. veterans and service members have completed the questionnaire. Lisa Hagen, Hartford Courant, 29 July 2022 The questionnaire, meanwhile, asked people about 26 potential COVID-19 symptoms. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 May 2022 Following the ruling, which came just as the staff in Germany was clocking out for the night, frantic Americans flocked to the firm’s website, creating a tenfold spike in clicks on its questionnaire to determine eligibility for dual citizenship. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2022 The Ideas Lab at the Journal Sentinel, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Wisconsin Public Radio will host four town hall meetings across the state to discuss concerns raised by respondents to our Main Street Agenda questionnaire. Sophia Voight, Journal Sentinel, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of questionnaire

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for questionnaire

French, from questionner to question, from Middle French, from question, noun

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The first known use of questionnaire was in 1890

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26 Sep 2022

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“Questionnaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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ques·​tion·​naire | \ ˌkwes-chə-ˈner How to pronounce questionnaire (audio) \

Kids Definition of questionnaire

: a set of questions to be asked of a number of people usually in order to gather information or opinions


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