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survey

noun [C]     /ˈsɜːveɪ/
QUESTIONS B2 an examination of people's opinions or behaviour made by asking people questions : Holidays in the UK are becoming more popular , according to a recent survey.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
BUILDING UK an examination of the structure of a building in order to find out if there is anything wrong with it: The bank have refused a loan until we've had a survey done on the property .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
LAND an examination of an area of land in which its measurements and details are recorded , especially in order to make a map Weighing and measuringMaps and map-making
(Definition of survey noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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