Questionary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Questionary A set of questions for submission to a group of persons for the purpose of bringing out their resemblances and differences in the matter considered. The questionary method is a recognized form of psychological investigation.
    • a Questionary Inquiring; asking questions; testing. "Questionary epistles."
    • Questionary One who makes it his business to seek after relics and carry them about for sale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • questionary Inquiring; asking questions.
    • n questionary A pardoner; an itinerant seller of indulgences or relics.
    • n questionary A list of questions dealing with some topic, such as visualizing power, expression of emotion, mental habits, or other mental or psychophysical character easily accessible to observation, prepared for circulation among a large number of persons, the answers to which are intended to serve as the basis of a statistical treatment of the topic. The questionary was successfully employed by Darwin and F. Galton, and has been freely used of late years by G. S. Hall and his pupils.
    • n questionary A questionist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Questionary asking questions
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. quæstion-emquærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.

Usage

In literature:

The general fact of this control has been presented, with greater or less detail, based upon returns from questionaries.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
In 1724 the Bishop of London, Edmund Gibson, sent a questionary to the incumbent minister of every Anglican parish in the American colonies.
"Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by George MacLaren Brydon
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