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 As of Sunday, 37% of U.S. households hadn't yet responded to the census questionnaire. Arkansas Online, "Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule," 4 Aug. 2020 On the other hand, Victoria, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., found the questionnaire from Third Love to be encouraging. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, "Bramancing the Braless: Notes on Nine Lingerie Startups," 30 July 2020 On the new website, anyone interested in joining a vaccine study can fill out a quick questionnaire. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, "Here's how to volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine trial," 8 July 2020 In addition to the recent survey, Lloyd said another parent questionnaire -- which will be more specific -- could come as early as next week. John Benson, cleveland, "Olmsted Falls City Schools examines parental survey data related to remote learning," 1 July 2020 To see the questionnaire and detailed results, click here and scroll down to download the PDF. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Poll of North Texans shows big concern about jobs lost to coronavirus but also about safety," 23 June 2020 To arrive at their findings, Yockey and his colleagues turned to data collected from more than 168,000 American adults by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual, nationally representative questionnaire. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Americans Increase LSD Use—and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame," 10 July 2020 All parents also fill out a questionnaire about the health of everyone in their household, Moore said. Emilly Davis, The Arizona Republic, "What precautions are Phoenix-area day cares taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?," 9 July 2020 Travelers will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "14 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19," 7 July 2020

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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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8 Aug 2020

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“Questionnaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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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