surveying


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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.

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

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]
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"
Translations
zaměřovánízeměměřičství
geodeesia
maanmittaus

surveying

[sɜːˈveɪɪŋ] Nagrimensura f, topografía f

surveying

[sərˈveɪɪŋ] n [land] → arpentage m

surveying

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

surveying

[səˈveɪɪŋ] n (of land) → agrimensura
References in classic literature ?
You have almost completed your painting,' said I, approaching to observe it more closely, and surveying it with a greater degree of admiration and delight than I cared to express.
The sinews and bones of a man carry me through it all," said the hunter, surveying his muscular limbs with a simplicity that betrayed the honest pleasure the compliment afforded him; "there are larger and heavier men to be found in the settlements, but you might travel many days in a city before you could meet one able to walk fifty miles without stopping to take breath, or who has kept the hounds within hearing during a chase of hours.
Pumblechook made out, after carefully surveying the premises, that he had first got upon the roof of the forge, and had then got upon the roof of the house, and had then let himself down the kitchen chimney by a rope made of his bedding cut into strips; and as Mr.
So, it has come to pass that the spring-van is strewing flowers on the rosy hours and on the staircase, and that Twemlow is surveying the ground on which he is to play his distinguished part to- morrow.
A 'ome from 'ome," said Bert, surveying this provision as he tied the ear-flaps under his chin.
Now and then he got a job of surveying to do, and now and then a merchant got him to straighten out his books.
Not much,' I answered: not a morsel, I thought, surveying with regret the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes - his mother's eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a vestige of her sparkling spirit.