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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||surveying - 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
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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
surveying[səˈveɪɪŋ] n (of land) → agrimensura
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