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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurveysur‧vey1 /ˈsɜːveɪ $ ˈsɜːr-/ ●●○ W2 AWL noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 ASK A QUESTIONa set of questions that you ask a large number of people in order to find out about their opinions or behaviourpollcarry out/conduct a survey (=do a survey) 🔊 We conducted a survey of parents in the village.survey of 🔊 a survey of US businessessurvey shows/reveals (that) 🔊 The survey showed that Britain’s trees are in good health.2 SGan examination of an area of land in order to make a map of itsurveyor3 TBBBT British English an examination of a house or other building done especially for someone who wants to buy itsurveyor4 DESCRIBEa general description or report about a particular subject or situation 🔊 a survey of modern English literatureCOLLOCATIONSverbscarry out/do a surveyThe survey was carried out by Warwick University.conduct a survey formal (=do a survey)a survey conducted by the British Medical Association.a survey shows/reveals somethingOur survey showed that many women are afraid to go out alone at night.a survey finds somethingA survey found that 37 percent of students were born outside the country.a survey suggests somethingRecent surveys suggest that these are the foreign languages most in demand by employers.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + survey a recent/new surveyAccording to a recent survey, students buy an average of 11.33 books a year for their courses.an annual surveyEvery council will be required to conduct an annual survey of residents.a national surveyA national survey revealed that one in four 15-year-olds smokes regularly.an extensive surveyWe conducted an extensive survey asking patients to suggest ways in which the service could be improved.a detailed surveyThe author carried out a detailed survey of 32 organizations in Japan and Korea.an opinion surveyOpinion surveys showed consistently that unemployment remained a matter of concern.a customer surveyThey have begun to listen carefully to their customers, through customer surveys, focus groups, etc.phrasesthe results of a surveyThe results of the survey have not yet been analysed.
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surveyAccording to a survey of 606 city residents, garbage collection was the city service people liked most.References to be obtained by fax / e-mail within days, surveys within a week.a geological surveyResults of surveys, inspections and investigations should be revealed to prospective purchasers.Clinton enjoys a wide lead over Dole, according to the latest nationwide public opinion survey.A recent survey found that 36% of the women asked did not feel safe walking alone at night.Many parents were surprised by the survey on teenage drug use.The third development, the Lanterns, built to a more conventional design, was being completed during the survey period.The survey answers have to be mailed in by this Saturday.The survey did not go into reasons for the increase in acrimony.The survey on consumer confidence was conducted in late December.Similarly inconclusive are studies that have attempted to evaluate the managerialist hypothesis through surveys of management attitudes based on questionnaires.survey shows/reveals (that)A survey shows that the number of attacks on urban transport personnel went up by 21.6 % last year.Barclays' survey reveals that £100 deposited in a savings account in 1899 would have grown to £13,601 today.An item from the recent corporate survey shows an 8 % decline in employee ratings of supervisor fairness and absence of favoritism.One in two would fail a second test two years later, a transport laboratory survey shows.And, the survey shows, men are more likely than women to eat lunch at a sit-down restaurant.Yet the survey shows that there is also no reason to live in fear.The survey shows business conditions for manufacturers improved marginally in December.This survey shows it is possible for sufferers to help themselves effectively as our programme has proved.