Definition of Surveying

1. Noun. The practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map. "He studied surveying at college"

Specialized synonyms: Triangulation
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration
Derivative terms: Survey

Definition of Surveying

1. n. That branch of applied mathematics which teaches the art of determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the length and directions of the bounding lines, the contour of the surface, etc., with an accurate delineation of the whole on paper; the act or occupation of making surveys.

Definition of Surveying

1. Noun. (science) Art and science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of survey) ¹

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Definition of Surveying

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surveying

survey meter
survey meters
survey monument
survey monuments
surveying (current term)
surveying instrument
surveyor's instrument
surveyor's level

Literary usage of Surveying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"THE object of photographic surveying is to map the detail of a triangulated area at ... From this it might appear that photographic surveying is necessarily ..."

2. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"Navigational, surveying, and all industries: Capital expenditures per production employee, 1987-91 Source: US Bureau of the Census, Annual Survey of ..."

3. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"Back-Sloping v£ Underhand Sloping surveying in Large Bodies of Iron Pyrites. ... Mine surveying. Charles W. Helmick. Suggestions helpful in surveying in ..."

4. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Manual of surveying instructions for survey of public lands and private land ... Manual of modern surveying instruments and their uses, together with a ..."

5. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Geologic surveying is the systematic examination of any region for geologic ... Uses of Geologic surveying.—Geologic surveying is fundamental to all ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Mines surveying.— The chief purposes of an- underground survey are to ... While mine surveying does not call for the precision of a geodetic survey, ..."

7. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"For surveying the public lands in Kansas, at rates not exceeding ten dollars ... For surveying that part of the eastern boundary of Colorado Territory which ..."

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