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

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For the study, researchers handed out questionnaires to 78 people visiting a dermatologist’s office to ask about their perceptions of their acne. Emily Gaudette, SELF, "How I Realized My Cystic Acne Was Exacerbating My Anxiety," 15 Apr. 2019 Doctors are often forced to use either time-consuming or unreliable questionnaires that look for symptoms, or invasive colonoscopies. Alan Mozes,, "Tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder," 8 June 2018 Food frequency questionnaires covering 144 food items were administered at each study visit. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Don’t eat vegetables? Well, what about those salad greens?," 8 Jan. 2018 The research subjects completed a questionnaire after their psychedelic experiences. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Near-Death Experience...or Psychedelic Trip?," 19 Aug. 2018 A pool of about 200 possible jurors filled out questionnaires last week, but this is the first chance for attorneys to talk with them. Fox News, "The Latest: First juror picked in Chicago cop's murder trial," 10 Sep. 2018 The students were then asked to fill out questionnaires asking them about their emotions and the quality of the experiment. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Here’s Why You Get Hangry, According to Science," 11 June 2018 Candidates fill out questionnaires similar to the SF-86 form required by Senate committees for nominees requiring confirmation. Cliff Pinckard,, "Guns banned from NRA event with Mike Pence: A.M. News Links," 30 Apr. 2018 There's been more research since, including around the creation of a peak assessment questionnaire, or Peak Scale. David G. Allan, CNN, "Peak experiences, perfect moments and the extra-ordinary," 3 May 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 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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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