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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The consumption of sugary drinks was tracked through at least two daily diet recall questionnaires designed to measure participants' intake of 3,300 food and beverage items, including 97 types of sugary drinks. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Just a few sips of soda or juice daily may up cancer risk by 18%, study finds," 11 July 2019 Citizenship data came instead from the long form questionnaire between 1970 and 2000. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Can Trump Force the 2020 Citizenship Question by Executive Order?," 11 July 2019 The link guides users to a three-prompt questionnaire followed by another link granting permission to share the coupon on the users’ Facebook page, which would allow the access to users’ personal information. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Don’t click: $80 Publix coupon on social media is fake," 10 July 2019 Above all, Kahane’s libretto drove the piece, most of its 13 vignettes evoking the sterile and dehumanizing questionnaires that homeless people must negotiate in order to get a bed for the night. Howard Reich,, "Grant Park Orchestra review: Kahane’s ‘Emergency Shelter’ gets a brilliant Midwest premiere," 6 July 2019 Other features of the suicide prevention portal include a link to a questionnaire to screen for depression, and various links to articles about suicide prevention from other groups, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "“Bodies and minds are breaking down”: Inside US border agency’s suicide crisis," 2 July 2019 The categories and questions designed into the questionnaire will help collect quality data on human and household conditions across the country. Youyou Zhou, Quartz Africa, "Ghana is betting on a digital census in 2020 to transform its informal economy," 18 June 2019 The study limitations included a small sample size, a lack of tracking movement (steps), omission of collecting dietary data, other than compliance to a Mediterranean diet (questionnaire) and without randomizing the participants. Mackie Shilstone,, "Are beer & exercising compatible?," 5 June 2019 In early 2015, 1,373 jurors were summoned to the federal courthouse in Boston and given a lengthy questionnaire. Sonia Moghe, CNN, "Federal prosecutors ask appeals court to uphold Tsarnaev conviction and death sentence," 27 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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