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 ?
It's strong and neat, so I ought not to complain, but I know I shall feel ashamed of it beside Annie's silk one with a gold top," sighed Meg, surveying the little umbrella with great disfavor.
I am not a prejudiced man, nor one who vaunts himself on his natural privileges, though the worst enemy I have on earth, and he is an Iroquois, daren't deny that I am genuine white," the scout replied, surveying, with secret satisfaction, the faded color of his bony and sinewy hand, "and I am willing to own that my people have many ways, of which, as an honest man, I can't approve.
said Dinah, surveying the new arrival with no friendly air.
I was surveying for a man the other day a single straight line one hundred and thirty-two rods long, through a swamp at whose entrance might have been written the words which Dante read over the entrance to the infernal regions,--"Leave all hope, ye that enter"--that is, of ever getting out again; where at one time I saw my employer actually up to his neck and swimming for his life in his property, though it was still winter.
I followed the direction of his eye, and saw that a very old and white-bearded man, clothed in a flowing black gown, had risen and was standing at the table upon unsteady legs, and feebly swaying his ancient head and surveying the company with his watery and wandering eye.
Now and then he got a job of surveying to do, and now and then a merchant got him to straighten out his books.
He entered the room with a look of self-consequence, slightly bowed to the ladies, without speaking a word, and, after briefly surveying them and their apartments, took up a newspaper from the table, and continued to read it as long as he staid.
So was the black horned thing seated aloof on a rock, surveying a distant crowd surrounding a gallows.
I getten summut else to do,' he answered, and continued his work; moving his lantern jaws meanwhile, and surveying my dress and countenance (the former a great deal too fine, but the latter, I'm sure, as sad as he could desire) with sovereign contempt.
said Noel Vanstone, surveying the housekeeper through his half-closed eyelids.