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noun [C] (EXAMINING)    /ˈsɜː.veɪ/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
the measuring and recording of the details of an area of land: a geological surveyWeighing and measuringMaps and map-making a description of the whole of a subject: His new book is a survey of European theatre in the 19th century.Defining and explaining UK (US and Australian English inspection) an examination of the structure of a building by a specially trained personAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of survey noun (EXAMINING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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