Business Dictionary :
Quay, Query, Question and Questionnaire
Quay : noun : place in a harbour where ships tie up
Price Ex-Quay = price of goods after they have been unloaded, not including transport from the harbour
QC : QUEEN'S COUNSEL
Query : noun : question
• The chief accountant had to answer a mass of queries from the auditors.
Query : verb : to ask a question about something or to suggest that something may be wrong
• The shareholders queried the payments to the chairman's son.
Question : noun :
(a) words which need an answer
• The managing director refused to answer questions about redundancies.
• The market research team prepared a series of questions to test the public's reactions to colour and price.
• He raised the question of moving to less expensive offices.
• The main question is that of cost.
• The board discussed the question of redundancy payments.
Question : verb :
(a) to ask questions
• The police questioned the accounts staff for four hours.
• She questioned the chairman on the company's investment policy.
(b) to query or to suggest that something may be wrong
• We all question how accurate the computer printout is.
Questionnaire : noun : printed list of questions, especially used in market research
• To send out a questionnaire to test the opinions of users of the system
• To answer or to fill in a questionnaire about holidays abroad
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