ques·​tion·​naire ˌkwes-chə-ˈner How to pronounce questionnaire (audio)
: a set of questions for obtaining statistically useful or personal information from individuals
: a written or printed questionnaire often with spaces for answers
: a survey made by the use of a questionnaire

Examples of questionnaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attorneys will review their responses to lengthy questionnaires before interviewing many of them individually in court, with the goal of reaching consensus on who should be selected. Graham Kates, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2024 During Monday's session, potential jurors were asked about their answers to a lengthy questionnaire, and lawyers probed their knowledge about the case and their ability to serve on the panel and deliver an impartial verdict. Bill Chappell, NPR, 2 Apr. 2024 This questionnaire has allowed for important insights and allowed clinicians to provide tailored recommendations. Sydney Durrah, STAT, 21 Mar. 2024 These questionnaires are not a substitute for regular mammograms, which women should start at age 40. TIME, 14 Mar. 2024 This cuts off another route for developers to escape Apple’s 30% commission, and open-web advocates flip out. Feb. 26—The Commission’s DMA team sends questionnaires to Apple and anyone affected by its web-app decision, which typically means a formal investigation is coming. David Meyer, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2024 This can be through anonymous questionnaires, team discussions, or interviews. Allbusiness, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Care that can currently be delivered by a nurse-midwife via a brief video call or online questionnaire would revert to a time-consuming and costly series of clinic visits with a physician. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 That’s why researchers should include gun violence as a component of the ACEs questionnaire. Sydney Durrah, STAT, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of questionnaire was in 1890

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“Questionnaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


ques·​tion·​naire ˌkwes-chə-ˈna(ə)r How to pronounce questionnaire (audio)
: a set of questions to be asked of a number of persons usually in order to gather information (as on opinions)
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