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[kwes-chuh-nair] /ˌkwɛs tʃəˈnɛər/

a list of questions, usually printed, submitted for replies that can be analyzed for usable information:
a questionnaire used in market research.
/ˌkwɛstʃəˈnɛə; ˌkɛs-/
a set of questions on a form, submitted to a number of people in order to collect statistical information

1901, from French questionnaire “list of formal questions,” from questionner “to question,” (see question (v.)). Purists preferred native formation questionary (1540s); cf. -ary.

questionnaire ques·tion·naire (kwěs’chə-nâr’)
A printed 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.


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