ques·tion·naire | \ ˌkwes-chə-ˈner , 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

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Media: Fox2Detroit Once the questionnaires were reviewed, three finalists were selected for interviews. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire names department veteran its new fire chief," 12 June 2018 The questionnaire was sent by the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida. Gray Rohrer,, "NRA candidate questions provide test of new gun politics," 7 June 2018 The questionnaire was provided to news reporters by Democrats. Anthony Man,, "NRA questionnaire makes clear to candidates: Don't support gun restrictions," 5 June 2018 The political action committee intends to keep the questionnaires confidential. Stephanie Ebbert,, "Women’s rights PAC asks candidates seeking endorsements to air sex harassment accusations," 29 May 2018 Instead, the research addressed two primary questions: First, do students who take the VARK questionnaire to identify their personal learning style adopt study strategies that align with that style? Cindi May, Scientific American, "The Problem With “Learning Styles”," 29 May 2018 For starters, the Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire should make clear that nominees need not list publications before law school, the start of one’s legal career. David Lat, WSJ, "Give Amnesty for College Writings," 15 Apr. 2018 To apply Any lawyer interested in appointment to this vacancy should complete the personal data questionnaire, available as a downloadable document on the Judiciary’s website, The Aegis, "Search is on for new Harford district court judge following retirement of Judge Butanis," 27 June 2018 Activists inside the federal government decided that air traffic controllers weren't diverse enough and in recent years and in the first step of the hiring process, used a 'biographical questionnaire' to screen potential employees. Fox News, "Obama-era FAA hiring rules place diversity ahead of airline safety, attorney tells Tucker Carlson," 3 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of questionnaire

: a written set of questions that are given to people in order to collect facts or opinions about something


ques·tion·naire | \ ˌkwes-chə-ˈner \

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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