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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form containing a set of questions, especially one addressed to a statistically significant number of subjects as a way of gathering information for a survey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form containing a list of questions; a means of gathering information for a survey
  • v. to survey using questionnaires

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as questionary.
  • n. A list of questions, usually on a printed form, to be answered by an individual. The forms often have blank spaces in which the answers can be written. Sets of such forms are distributed to groups and the answers used for various purposes, such as to obtain statistical information for social science, political, or marketing research, or to obtain information about a patient for the use of medical practitioners.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as questionary, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information

Etymologies

French, from questionner, to ask, from Old French, from question, legal inquiry; see question.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French questionnaire, from Late Latin quaestionarius, from quaestio (English question) + -arius, from quaerō ("I question") (English query). (Wiktionary)

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