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Definition of Survey

Babylon English Dictionary

act of measuring and recording the characteristics of a plot of land; land survey report (often in the form of a map); review, overview; statistical study
look over, observe; examine carefully, study; measure and record the characteristics of a plot of land, map
Survey Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
pervideo pervidi pervisum, perlustro, contemplor
Survey Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
  
(v. t.)
To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
  
(v. t.)
To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
  
(v. t.)
To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
  
(v. t.)
To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.
  
(n.)
The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.
  
(n.)
The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
  
(n.)
A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
  
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survey
\sur"vey\ (?), n. [formerly accentuated universally on the last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.]
1. the act of surveying; a general view, as from above. under his proud survey the city lies. denham.
2. a particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
3. the operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.
survey
of dogs. see court of regard, under regard.


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 survey of dogs 
 ordnance survey 
 trigonometrical survey 
 coast and geodetic survey 
 exploratory survey 
 cadastral survey 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ardremu = v. to survey, to behold
Arolygu = v. to survey
Cyfarchwyl = n. a survey
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a detailed critical inspection
(synonym) study
(hypernym) examination, scrutiny
(hyponym) resurvey
(derivation) review, go over
2. short descriptive summary (of events)
(synonym) sketch, resume
(hypernym) summary
(derivation) appraise
3. the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
(synonym) view, sight
(hypernym) look, looking, looking at
(hyponym) eyeful

Verb
1. consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
(synonym) appraise
(hypernym) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
(derivation) sketch, resume
2. look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"
(hypernym) examine, see
(hyponym) overlook
(entail) look
(derivation) study
3. keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
(synonym) surveil, follow
(verb-group) pursue, follow
4. hold a review (of troops)
(synonym) review, go over
(hypernym) inspect
(derivation) study
5. make a survey of; for statistical purposes
(hypernym) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
(hyponym) poll, canvass, canvas
(derivation) surveyor
6. plot a map of (land)
(hypernym) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
(hyponym) triangulate
(entail) quantify, measure
(derivation) view, sight
Survey Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
eng-iso
The act of examining a process or of questioning a selected sample of individuals to obtain data about a process, product or service.
Debt Busters
A map or plat made by a licensed surveyor showing the results of measuring the land with its elevations, improvements, boundaries, and its relationship to surrounding tracts of land. A survey is often required by the lender to assure him that a building is actually sited on the land according to its legal description.
Mike Wagner
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
collection of information from a portion of the pupulation is referred to as a survey, or sample survey.
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
a method of obtaining primary data in a marketing research study by the use of interviews, either face-to-face, by telephone or by mail.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(see directional survey.)
Survey Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The directed effort to determine the location and the nature of a chemical, biological, and radiological hazard in an area. (JP 3-11)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Survey Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A questionnaire or interview.
Survey Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
See path survey.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary
The CPS labor force questions ask about labor market activities that occurred during a specific week each month. That week, called the survey reference week, is defined as the 7-day period, Sunday through Saturday, that includes the 12th of the month. See also  Pay Period.
© U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
Orderly process of determining data relating to any physical or chemical characteristics of the Earth. The associated data obtained in a survey. An organization engaged in making a survey.
CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
In caving, the measurement of directions and distances between survey points and of cave details from them, and the plotting of cave plans and sections from these measurements either graphically or after computation of co-ordinates.
Survey Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Survey may refer to:

Quantitative research
  • Survey methodology, a method for collecting quantitative information about items in a population
  • Opinion poll, an assessment of public opinion

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Survey Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
To examine the condition of a vessel for purposes of establishing seaworthiness and/or value
Survey Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
skothon, skothon-tor