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survey

verb [T]
 
 
/səˈveɪ/
MARKETING to ask people questions in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour: The researchers surveyed the attitudes of 2,500 night shift workers.
to look at or examine all of something in detail: She has written a book which surveys the history of the PR industry.
PROPERTY to measure an area of land and to record the details of it: The land will have to be surveyed in detail before the building project can begin.
UK ( US inspect) PROPERTY when a building is surveyed, it is examined carefully by a specially trained person, to see what condition it is in: We had the house surveyed.
(Definition of survey verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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