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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 mapWeighing and measuringMaps and map-making
(Definition of survey noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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