- A survey is defined as a thorough examination, or the process of measuring land in order to find out its boundaries.
- An example of a survey is a company asking people on the street to do a taste test of two different sodas to help with product development.
- An example of a survey is the result of someone measuring a piece of property to determine its lot size.
- The definition of survey is to carefully review, make a detailed report of, or measure a piece of land to find out its boundaries.
- An example of survey is a detective going over every detail of a police report.
- An example of survey is a detective making a detailed report of a criminal case.
- An example of survey is tract home developer measuring the distance of a piece of land to determine house lot sizes.
- to examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
- to look at or consider, esp. in a general or comprehensive way; view
- to determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
- to make a survey of
Origin: Middle English surveien from Anglo-French surveier from Old French surveoir from sur- (see sur-) plush veoir from Classical Latin videre, to see: see vision
- a detailed study or inspection, as by gathering information through observations, questionnaires, etc. and analyzing it
- a general view; comprehensive study or examination: a survey of Italian art
- the process of surveying a tract of land
- a tract surveyed
- a plan or written description of this
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verb sur·veyed, sur·vey·ing, sur·veys verb, transitive
- To examine or look at comprehensively.
- To inspect carefully; scrutinize: “Two women were surveying the other people on the platform” (Thomas Wolfe). See Synonyms at see1.
- To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
- Chiefly British To inspect and determine the structural condition of (a building).
- To conduct a statistical survey on.
- To range one's gaze leisurely over.
- A detailed inspection or investigation.
- A general or comprehensive view.
- A gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole.
- a. The process of surveying.b. A report on or map of what has been surveyed.c. An administrative agency charged with the responsibility of surveying: the U.S. Geological Survey.
Origin: Middle English surveien, from Old French surveeir, from Medieval Latin supervidēre : Latin super-, super- + Latin vidēre, to look; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
- sur·veyˈor noun
survey - Business Definition
- A map or diagram of a parcel of land, including its boundaries, dimensions, important reference points, and structures.
- A collection of information derived from responses to questionnaires or interviews. See also coincidental survey.