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English definition of “survey”
/ˈsɜːveɪ/ noun [C]
› MARKETING an examination of people's opinions, behaviour, etc. made, for example, by asking them questions: a survey finds/reveals/shows A survey of 584 companies has found that there is no relationship between a company's sales incentive plan structure and its gain or loss in market share.conduct/carry out/do a survey We should conduct a survey to find out what our customers really want.
› PROPERTY the measuring and recording of the details of an area of land: A detailed survey of the building plot has already been carried out.
› (US inspection) UK PROPERTY an examination of the structure of a building by a specially trained person to check what condition it is in: We should schedule an independent survey of the property before we agree to buy it. The survey revealed a number of problems that will have to be repaired.