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sur·vey·ing

 (sər-vā′ĭng)
n.
The measurement of dimensional relationships, as of horizontal distances, elevations, directions, and angles, on the earth's surface especially for use in locating property boundaries, construction layout, and mapmaking.
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surveying

(sɜːˈveɪɪŋ)
n
1. (Surveying) the study or practice of measuring altitudes, angles, and distances on the land surface so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
2. (Surveying) the setting out on the ground of the positions of proposed construction or engineering works
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sur•vey•ing

(sərˈveɪ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the science or scientific method of making surveys of land.
2. the occupation of one who makes land surveys.
3. the act of one who surveys.
[1425–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a mapsurveying - 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"
triangulation - a method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Translations
zaměřovánízeměměřičství
geodeesia
maanmittaus

surveying

[sɜːˈveɪɪŋ] Nagrimensura f, topografía f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

surveying

[sərˈveɪɪŋ] n [land] → arpentage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

surveying

n
(of site, land)Vermessung f; (of building)Inspektion f
(= profession)Landvermessung f; (of buildings)Inspektion fvon Gebäuden
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surveying

[səˈveɪɪŋ] n (of land) → agrimensura
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References in classic literature ?
It offered his services now in the humble capacities of land surveyor and expert accountant.
Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom for themselves.
His 37-year surveying career has included 28 years of boundary surveying in the private sector as well as his current position as DEC Land Surveyor in charge of the maintenance of 700 miles of state land boundaries in Warren, Saratoga and Washington counties.
The land surveyor, according to the definition in Robert Campbell's The London Tradesman (1747), required both "a thorough knowledge of geometry and designing" and "good taste"; moreover, having received a "liberal education," and potentially earning as much as a guinea a day, he was "always esteemed above a mechanic." In common with other members of Dublin's artisan class, family dynasties dominated the profession, and generations of the Neville, Sherrard and Roe families, familiar to architectural historians, appear and reappear in the historical record.
Overall In search of fame and fortune will be of great benefit to many fields of interest, particularly railway construction, civil engineering and the role that land surveyors and engineers played in early nineteenth-century Ireland.
A chartered land surveyor will not only survey the land, check the deeds and the plans attached to them, but will refer to historical documents and aerial photographs.
At first land surveyor Mr Upson, from Oldbury, was able to continue working full time but as Joan's condition worsened his life changed completely.
Environmental writer Thoreau worked as a land surveyor 1849-1861, a job at odds with his environmental beliefs.
He began his career as a land surveyor and Royal Engineer at the Royal School of Military Survey at Hermitage, near Newbury.
Bauer (engineer, land surveyor, and educator) introduces both practicing civil engineers and civil engineering students to the concepts, principles, and practices of urban planning in the U.S.
Disch joins Adam Nelson, Adam Morrow and Peter Brands to become the fourth licensed land surveyor at the firm.
They convinced Kovacs, a licensed land surveyor in the MTO's geomatics division in Thunder Bay to make the switch.